The Immunization Action Coalition of Washington (IACW) and Washington State Department of Health need your help to find our Washington immunization heroes! Three awards are now open for nomination:

  • IACW Advocate Award: An individual, active in the Immunization Action Coalition of Washington, who has given tremendous amounts of time and been successful in enhancing statewide immunization efforts. Use the Nomination Form on pages 2-3 of this application.
  • IACW Collaborator Award: An organization, active in the Immunization Action Coalition of Washington, who has impacted their community through collaboration to help promote, educate, and increase immunization levels. Use the Nomination Form on pages 2-3 of this application.
  • CDC Childhood Immunization Champion: An individual who goes above and beyond or does an exemplary job to promote or foster immunizations for 0-2 year olds in their community. Use the Nomination Form on pages 4-9 of this application. 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.

Award winners 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.

The nomination packet provides details about all aspects of the nomination process. Nominations should be submitted to IC@withinreachwa.org by February 2, 2018. Self-nominations are welcome. WithinReach and the DOH will announce the IACW winners and  CDC will announce Champion awardees during National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), April 21-28, 2018.

For more information about the two IACW awards, visit WithinReach at https://immunitycommunitywa.org/nominate-your-immunization-heroes-today/.

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 me or IC@withinreachwa.org.