CDC Childhood Immunization Champion Award
The CDC Childhood Immunization Champion Award is an annual award that recognizes outstanding work in the area of childhood immunization. A CDC Immunization Champion will be selected from each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
2013 Award Winner
The 2013 CDC Childhood Immunization Champion Award winner from Minnesota is Judy Jerde, MA, RN. Learn more about Judy's work on the Champion Award Winners website. Attention: Non-MDH link
Awardees were announced during National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), April 20-27, 2013. Read the news release on MDH's News and Announcements website: Judy Jerde receives Childhood Immunizations Champion Award from CDC.
Thank you to those who submitted nominations. Watch for nomination materials for next year's CDC Childhood Immunization Champion Award in early 2014.
Champions can include coalition members, parents, health care professionals (e.g., physicians, nurses, physicians’ assistants, nurse practitioners, medical assistants, etc.), and other immunization leaders who meet the award criteria. State immunization program managers, state and federal government employees of health agencies, individuals who have been affiliated with and/or employed by pharmaceutical companies and those who have already received the award are not eligible to apply.