“We founded Vax-Shield to help clinics and pharmacies mitigate the risks associated with refrigerated vaccines and medications. We know from our own experience running primary care clinics that resources are tight, and we can’t always properly manage everything we are required to do. Our goal is to provide services, resources, and knowledge to help our clients prevent vaccine loss and reduce cost and risk while protecting patients.”
Dr. Jennifer Gobel – Founder
Vax-Shield is the result of a collaborative effort between primary care clinics in St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota who found existing temperature monitoring vendors hard to install, cumbersome to use, lacking in ongoing support and not focused on small to medium sized clinics and community pharmacies.
We designed to Vax-Shield to prevent vaccine loss by tailoring our services to best meet the needs of small to medium-sized clinics and community pharmacies. Vax-Shield is a perfect fit for those who do not have the luxury of excess time, staff resources, and expertise or who have multiple clinics scattered over a wide geographic area.
Everything we do is designed to make it easy for our clients to implement, use and execute their vaccine management and recovery plans. Examples of this include “plug and play” installation, predictive analytics, proactive client notification, and recovery plan development / automatic distribution. While providing a platform that is easy to implement and use over an independent network that requires no IT support.
Dr. Jennifer Gobel (Chairman of the Board of Advisors – Founder) is a Pediatrician practicing in an independent clinic that she founded in 2004. Dr. Gobel received her M.D. from the University of Minnesota, where she also completed her Pediatric Residency. With extensive experience in Clinic management in two clinics, including a large, University-affiliated hospital, she is well-suited to ensure that Vax-Shield continues to meet its customer’s requirements.
Mark Gobel (Chief Executive Officer – Founder) has built two small businesses over the last 17 years. He coordinates product development and initial sales for Lab-Call. Before that, he held executive positions in the disaster recovery and wireless networking industries. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago.
The Board of Advisors adds critical outside expertise and guidance. The Board also includes Dr. Daniel Saltzman, the Chairman of Pediatric Surgery at the University of Minnesota (and an entrepreneur) as well as a Chief Administrative Officer of a Large Family Practice Clinic and an entrepreneur who owns a successful medical consulting company.