The Immunization Champion Award
The 2023 Immunization Champion Award winners have been announced by the Association of Immunization Managers (AIM) to celebrate National Immunization Awareness Month. The Immunization Champion Award honors individuals working at the state, local, and territorial levels going above and beyond to promote or foster vaccinations in their communities, for both children and adults. Learn more about this year’s awardees: Champion Awards – Association of Immunization ManagersChampion Awards - Association of Immunization Managers
About the Award
The Association of Immunization Managers (AIM) has taken over what was previously known as the CDC Childhood Immunization Award and the HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention Award to create a new immunization award program. The Immunization Champion Award, presented by AIM, has launched this year and has been revitalized to provide more opportunities for recognition that honor the previous program and highlight the amazing work being done in the last two years of the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible nominees are those that have gone above and beyond in their work in either flu, COVID-19, and HPV across the lifespan or childhood routine vaccination.
The Role of Champions
Young children rely on the champions in their lives to keep them safe and healthy.
Those champions may be parents who keep a record of their child’s vaccinations and ask at each doctor appointment whether their child is up-to-date on immunizations. And, those champions may also be doctors, nurses, physician assistants, and other healthcare professionals who ensure that the children in their care receive all the recommended vaccines.
The CDC Childhood Immunization Champions are an inspiration to everyone who cares about children’s health. The Association of Immunization Managers (AIM) and CDC are pleased to recognize the recipients of the award for the special contributions they have made through their work in childhood immunization.