Over the course of more than 30 years, has been recognized for the quality and impact of our work by CDC and other partners. Since launching the website over 25 years ago, we have received recognition from numerous organizations for the accuracy and reliability of the site. Most important to us are the comments shared by colleagues in the immunization community who value our work.

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What Others Say

We love hearing from healthcare and public health professionals we serve about how they use the news and resources we provide. The representative comments here are only a small percentage of the feedback we receive.

I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your IZ Express. I am always learning so much from it. I find the information very helpful and very interesting. I look forward to reading it when I am able. I work in family practice and internal medicine clinics and your weekly news has helped me take better care of my patients. THANK YOU for all you do.

—University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

I love the VIS sheets in various languages! I work on a college campus with a lot of international students; the VIS sheets (especially in Chinese) help me explain to students about the required vaccinations. Thank you for making these available!!

—Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, ID

I love the “Ask the Experts” feature. It is one of the first places I go when I am asked a question I need to look up!

—University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, Iowa City, IA

Very helpful in getting up-to-date info on the ever-changing vaccination schedule for adults and children. Thank you!

—Yonkers, NY

I am using these materials to teach medical assistants how to administer injections and to educate them on vaccinations. Your handouts are clear and easy to understand—perfect for this purpose!

—Keiser University, Port St. Lucie, FL

Tremendous help in organizing and providing appropriate assessment of patients, standing orders, and administration of vaccines in my local community pharmacy. I use them every day.

—Martinsville Pharmacy, Martinsville, IL

I work in school health with services to students from age 3 years through 21 years. The resources are real world tools to use as a nurse practitioner. Thanks so much!

—SAISD Health Services, Fair Oaks Ranch, TX

I give vaccines to people, and I also teach others to give vaccines. IAC has the best site for quick and easy access to information on vaccines.

—State of Alaska, Anchorage, AK

There is soooooo much to know regarding vaccinations and this site is easy to navigate and always has updated information.

—Roosevelt County Public Health, Wolf Point, MT

As a pediatric nurse many questions are asked regarding immunizations. Your website has so much great information.

—Educational Services Commission of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ


Awards for Our Organization

Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) Cheers Award 2016

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices presented the 2016 Cheers Award to our organization for exemplary commitment to the science and study of medication safety. To qualify for this prestigious award, the ISMP looks for positive examples of innovative and creative projects, programs, educational efforts, standard-setting, and research.

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NCIRD Honor Award for Excellence in Partnering 2011

Our organization was awarded the NCIRD 2011 Honor Award for Excellence in Partnering for taking the reins to develop, house, distribute, and maintain translations of VISs.

Partners in Public Health Award from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1997

We received the CDC award “to recognize this coalition of health care professionals and concerned citizens whose efforts were instrumental in achieving high levels of routine infant hepatitis B immunization.”

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G. Scott Giebink Excellence in Immunization Award

The G. Scott Giebink Excellence in Immunization Award is given to a clinic or organization that has displayed leadership or innovative work in the area of immunization.

Awards for Our People

National Network of Immunization Coalitions (NNIC) Lifetime Achievement Award

Deborah Wexler 2022

Awarded in recognition of lifelong commitment to sharing trusted information on the benefits of vaccines and her advocacy for the importance of immunization coalitions.

Association of Immunization Managers (AIM) Partnership Award

Laurel Wood 2019
The AIM Partnership Award recognizes an AIM partner who has worked with AIM to deliver a benefit, service, or resource that positively impacts all AIM members.

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APhA Immunization Champion Award — Friend of Pharmacy

Deborah Wexler 2012
The APhA award honors a non-pharmacist who has supported, facilitated, or advocated for pharmacistsʼ role in immunizations.

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Childhood Immunization Champion Award

Diane C. Peterson 2012

The CDC Childhood Immunization Champion Award is an annual award given jointly by CDC and the CDC Foundation to recognize individuals in each state who make a significant contribution toward improving public health through their work in childhood immunization.

Every Child by Two (EBCT), Now Vaccinate Your Family, Immunization Leadership Award

Deborah Wexler 2012

Our founder, Deborah Wexler, MD, received the Immunization Leadership Award for consistent leadership at the national level with a demonstrated positive impact on the field of immunization, and specifically recognizing her innovative “out of the box” thinking and tenacious spirit. (Note: Every Child By Two was renamed Vaccinate Your Family in 2018.)

Recognition for Our Website

Below are some of the organizations, past and present, that have acknowledged our website for its quality and excellence since it was first launched in 1996.

WHO Vaccine Safety Net

The Vaccine Safety Net is a global network of websites established by the World Health Organization that provides reliable information on vaccine safety. WHO’s Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety looks at three categories of criteria for good information practices that digital resources providing information on vaccine safety should adhere to—credibility, content (quality and quantity), and accessibility & design. The VSN network currently* includes 104 member websites representing 44 countries and 36 languages.

*As of May 17, 2023

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*As of May 17, 2023

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