2023 Immunization Champion Award Call for Nominations

The Ohio Department of Health’s Immunization Program is seeking nominations for the national 2023 Immunization Champion Award.  Please consider nominating someone from your agency or community who has been instrumental as an advocate in promoting immunizations.

The Immunization Champion Award is a national award program hosted by the Association of Immunization Managers (AIM) and honors individuals going above and beyond to foster and/or promote immunization in their communities. This award program was previously hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and known as the CDC Childhood Immunization Champion Award and HPV is Cancer Prevention Award.

This is the link for the nomination packet. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, May 19, 2023. Completed nomination forms can be sent via email to: Antoinette.Yuhas@odh.ohio.gov. Please share this email with your networks.

Individuals can be recognized for their work in any vaccine category. Please see below for eligibility requirements.

Who is eligible?

  • Healthcare professionals (i.e., pharmacists, physicians, nurses, physicians’ assistants, nurse practitioners, and medical assistants).
  • Nonprofit leaders.
  • Community activists.
  • School and education leaders.
  • Coalition members.
  • Community-based organization members.
  • Other immunization partners.

Who is ineligible?

  • Immunization program managers.
  • County, state, and federal government employees paid by state or federal immunization funding.
  • Individuals who have been affiliated with and/or employed by pharmaceutical companies.
  • Individuals who have already received the award.
  • Groups – the award is only for individuals.

Please refer to the attached nomination packet for full details on nomination guidelines, eligibility checklist, and criteria. If you have any questions, please contact Antoinette Yuhas. Additional information can also be found at: https://www.immunizationmanagers.org/championsaward.

Thank you for your time and consideration!

John Joseph
Chief, Immunization Program Bureau of Infectious Diseases
Ohio Department of Health

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