APhA Seeking Nominations for APhA Immunization Champion Awards

Thank you for submitting your nominations for the 2017 APhA Immunization Champion Awards. The 2017 awards recognize individuals and organizations within the profession of pharmacy that have made extraordinary contributions towards improved vaccination rates within their communities. The awards will be presented at the APhA Annual Meeting, March 24-27, 2017, San Francisco, CA. 




Award Categories:
There are six (6) categories of recognition including: 
  • Individual practitioners: pharmacists 
  • *Corporations / Institutions: community pharmacies, hospital pharmacies, long-term care pharmacies, clinics, etc. 
  • Partnerships with other Health Care Providers and Public Health: collaborations between pharmacies/pharmacists and immunization coalitions, physicians, nurses, public health departments, etc. to address an immunization issue and/or provision of immunization services 
  • *Community Outreach: activities conducted within your community to increase immunization awareness and delivery 
  • Friend of Pharmacy: an individual who is a non-pharmacist and has supported, facilitated or advocated for pharmacists' role in immunizations. Individuals could include a coalition leader, community leader, policy maker, physician, public health official, reporter, etc. 
  • Pharmacy Team Member: an individual who is not a pharmacist nor a student pharmacist who has been an advocate for immunizations and who has proactively identified at-risk patients for vaccination. Individuals could include a pharmacy technician, store manager, store cashier, etc.
* Note - Operation Immunization projects are not eligible for these awards; Colleges/Schools of Pharmacy may submit nominations that are not solely conducted by an APhA-ASP chapter (those should be submitted to the APhA-ASP Awards program)
Nominees will be evaluated in the following areas related to their immunization activities: 
  • Impact: how did their work support / utilize pharmacists to improve immunization rates, education or access 
  • Collaboration: describe the extent of collaboration with other providers and/or organizations within their community or practice setting 
  • Originality: describe the creativity, innovation and originality utilized by the nominee in achieving increased vaccination rate, access and/or information within their community 
  • Challenges and Opportunities: describe the challenges and opportunities that the nominee encountered and how they addressed those issues 
Each Award Category Recipient Receives:
National Winner
  • Travel to San Francisco, CA (coach airfare up to pre-determined amount) 
  • Lodging (up to 2 nights) 
  • Annual Meeting Registration 
  • Honorarium of $500 
  • Award crystal 
  • Opportunity to deliver up to 2 minute remarks at the Awards reception
Honorable Mention
  • Annual Meeting Registration  
  • Gift Card of $100 
  • Award plaque 
  • Opportunity to deliver up to 2 minute remarks at the Awards reception
Read about our Immunization Champions in this year’s awards booklet.
Listen to what our Immunization Champions had to say about their award.