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The Bull's-Eye Award for Innovation and Excellence in Immunization

 2013 Winners Announced

The AIM Bull's-Eye Award for Innovation and Excellence in Immunization is presented to a state, territorial or local (grantee) immunization program in recognition of an outstanding immunization initiative.

The award recognizes immunization strategies that "hit their mark," achieving goals and increasing awareness by encouraging replication in other programs. Three Bull's-Eye Awards will be presented at the next Immunization Program Managers Meeting.


Click here for the 2013 AIM Press Release

Archive of Awards: 20122011, 2010, 2009

Winner! The Tennessee Immunization Program Immunization Certificate Validation Tool (ICVT). The Tennessee Immunization Program used its immunization registry, the Tennessee Web Immunization System to validate completion of school entry requirements without requiring a physician signature.
Nomination Narrative

Winner! The California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch developed its own custom training for Vaccines for Children (VFC) physicians and their medical assistants to meet new federal requirements for vaccine storage and handling. Nomination Narrative 


Winner! The Minnesota Department of Health Diverse Media Project used print, online and radio media to target Minnesota’s diverse populations with culturally appropriate health messages and ads on influenza, hepatitis B, measles, international travel, pertussis/Tdap, and infant, adolescent and adult immunizations. Nomination Narrative



The Arkansas Pharmacists Association’s Immunization Program engaged in efforts to increase the professional and public awareness of pharmacists as immunizers, promote the value and role of pharmacists in driving cost-savings; and providing programs, services and opportunities that benefit pharmacists and their patients.   Nomination Narrative

Colorado Personal Belief Exemption Stakeholder Engagement Process: A collaborative engagement process was implemented to increase understanding of the current knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs around immunizations and exemptions in Colorado. Nomination Narrative

Minnesota’s 2013 National Influenza Vaccination Week Social Media Activities: Influenza vaccination information was spread via a Twitter chat and a virtual "high five image” was created to thank people for getting their vaccinations. Nomination Narrative

Oregon Immunization Program’s Pharmacy Student Intern Project: The Oregon Immunization Program hosts fourth year pharmacy students (the equivalent of doctoral candidates) as interns to assist in the immunization program’s efforts to work effectively with the pharmacy community. Nomination Narrative

The Tennessee Immunization Program Monthly Vaccines for Children Preteen Public Health Vaccination Report ("3-Star Report”): The 3-Star Report is used to reduce missed opportunities for vaccination of preteens (Tdap, MenACWY, and/or HPV vaccine) in local Tennessee health departments. Nomination Narrative

Texas Prevent Pertussis OB/GYN Education Awareness Campaign: Using a direct mail tool kit, this campaign educated OB/GYN’s and pregnant women about the importance of Tdap vaccine. Nomination Narrative

Interoperability within the Texas Department of State Health Services: The Texas Department of State Health Services Immunization Branch implemented an Incident Command Structure to streamline its response time and provider onboarding processes for the CMS electronic health record Meaningful Use incentive program. Nomination Narrative

Reaching out to Washington State’s Russian-Speaking Populations: A formative research project was implemented to gather information about the factors contributing to disparately low childhood vaccination rates and identify strategies to improve rates among the Russian-speaking population in Washington. Nomination Narrative

Expanding the Role of Pharmacies in Providing Adult Vaccines: The Washington State Department of Health provided support to pharmacies to expand their role in effectively providing adult vaccines in their communities by getting them to understand and use the state immunization information system (IIS). Nomination Narrative



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