Nominations due February 3 to state/territory program manager for CDC Childhood Immunization Champion Award

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NIIW Update: Nominations due in February for CDC Childhood Immunization Champion Award

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CDC and the CDC Foundation are happy to announce that the nomination materials for the 2017 CDC Childhood Immunization Champion Award are ready!

The CDC Childhood Immunization Champion Award is an annual award that recognizes individuals who make a significant contribution toward improving public health through their work in childhood immunization. Each year, the CDC Childhood Immunization Champion honors up to one person from each of the 50 U.S. states, 8 U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States, and the District of Columbia during National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW).

We would appreciate your help in nominating a champion and promoting this award. Champions can include parent advocates, community members, and health care professionals who go above and beyond their expected responsibilities to ensure that children in their communities get their vaccines on time.

The nomination kit provides details about all aspects of the nomination process. Nominations should be submitted to the Immunization Program Manager in the state or territory where the nominee resides by February 3, 2017. Program Managers will review all nominations received and select one for submission to CDC by February 24, 2017. CDC will review nominations for each state and announce awardees during NIIW, April 22-29, 2017. A list of Immunization Program Managers and their contact information can be found in the nomination kit.

A full suite of materials for use in nominating a champion and for promoting the award is available on NIIW website. For more information about the CDC Childhood Immunization Champion Award, please visit: www.cdc.gov/vaccines/champions/

Thank you helping us to honor the great immunization work being done at the state and local levels. If you have any questions please email IMZChamps.

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