The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) has selected eight recipients of its 2021 Immunization Champion Awards, recognizing individuals and organizations who have made extraordinary contributions toward improved vaccination rates within their communities.
“The APhA Immunization Champion Awards program helps us tell the story regarding pharmacists' and the pharmacy teams’ contributions to and impact on the health of communities and as valued members of the immunization neighborhood,” according to Mitchel Rothholz, RPh, MBA, APhA Chief Governance & State Affiliates and Executive Director, APhA Foundation.
“This year is the 13th anniversary for presentation of the award,” he said. “We applaud the more than 460,000 pharmacists, student pharmacists and pharmacy technicians trained to administer vaccines and who are making a difference in their communities, especially during these challenging days of COVID-19."
Nominees were evaluated based on the areas of impact, collaboration, originality, and overcoming challenges and creating opportunities for pharmacists. APhA also recognizes Merck, VaxServe, and Pfizer for their support of this program.