Immunize Georgia Conference

Making Every Connection Count

Join us for the 24th Annual Immunize Georgia Conference held at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center on Friday, September 15 to learn the latest recommendations and best practices in immunization services.

CDC Childhood Immunization Champion Award

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.  

Champions can come from a variety of settings.  Please consider all kinds of nominees, including 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.  

Submit your nomination to: Sheila Lovett, Immunization Program Manager, by February 3, 2017.  Immunization Section 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 National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), April 22-29, 2017. Download the nomination checklist.

Immunize Georgia Conference Awards

Walt Orenstein Champions for Immunization Award

The Walt Orenstein Champions for Immunization Award honors individuals, public/private agencies or coalitions who demonstrated excellence in providing immunization care which exemplifies the immunization guidelines set forth in the Standards for Child, Adolescent and Adult Immunization Practices (also available for download below for your reference). 

Clay Coleman Excellence in Customer Service Award

The Clay Coleman Excellence in Customer Service Award has been established as a way to honor those Georgia state Immunization Program staff members who demonstrate passion, enthusiasm and innovation in the provision of service, expertise or technical assistance to any immunization stakeholder, including the general public.  The recipient of the award should personify the ideals of exemplary customer service that goes above and beyond the call of duty with the ultimate goal of Immunizing Georgia.

Feel free to email or call 404-367-2766 if you have any questions. 

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