NH DHHS - Immunization Program Looking for Nominations for Childhood Immunization Champion Award

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

(DHHS) Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) Immunization Program is

asking the public to nominate individuals for their work in promoting

childhood immunizations. New Hampshire is participating in the Center for

Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) 2012 Childhood Immunization Champion

Award contest. This annual award acknowledges a person from each of the 50

states and the District of Columbia.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for New Hampshire healthcare

professionals, coalition members, community leaders, teachers and others to

stand proud in their accomplishments in raising childhood immunization

rates,” said Dr. José Montero, Director of Public Health at DPHS. “New

Hampshire does a good job as a state and we should give ourselves a pat on

the back for it. This is a great way to recognize a particular person for

all their hard work and commitment.”

The CDC Childhood Immunization Champion is an individual who meets one or

more of the following award criteria:

Has provided community leadership on immunization rates among infants

and young children.

Has used creative and/or innovative strategies to promote infant and

young child immunization and meet unique immunization challenges within

their community, state, or region including, for example, reaching

hard-to-reach or under-immunized populations.

Has been a visible immunization champion for infants and young children

in a community and/or medical system by acting as a spokesperson,

advocate, and/or educator.

Has been an advocate for immunization policy advancements.

Nomination forms can be found on the DHHS Immunization Program website at

www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/immunization/providers.htm . All forms should be sent

to the address below by February 10, 2012 at:

Marcella Bobinsky, Section Chief

NH Department of Health and Human Services

Immunization Program

29 Hazen Drive

Concord, NH 03301

Phone: 603-271-4482

Fax: 603-271-4932

For more information about childhood immunizations in New Hampshire, visit