Award Categories: There are four award categories of recognition accepting nominations:
The Laura Scott NAIIS Immunization Excellence Award for Outstanding Influenza Season Activities Campaign recognizes innovative activities related to seasonal influenza vaccination across the lifespan (pediatric, adolescent and/or adult activities) and/or among healthcare workers related to improving influenza vaccination. Submissions may include strategies used to co-administer influenza vaccine along COVID-19 vaccine and other recommended vaccines at the same time.
"Immunization Neighborhood" Immunization Champion award recognizes efforts by individuals and organizations focused on improving COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 immunization rates through the engagement of the immunization neighborhood. In 2023, nominations should highlight activities related to health equity, vaccine confidence and uptake, access, and strong public and/or private collaborations that have had a positive impact on addressing immunization disparities. Nominations should highlight collaboration, coordination, and communication (the 3 C’s) among immunization neighborhood stakeholders to meet the immunization needs of patients and protect the community from vaccine-preventable diseases. National, state and local programs are encouraged to submit nominations.
Note: the awards selection committee reserves the right to create additional categories or to not award any winners in a particular category.