Immunization Awards: Best Practices

Award History

The AAFP Foundation Immunization Awards program has kept pace with the evolving world of immunizations by changing its focus as needed. From 2005-2010, the awards focused on pediatric immunizations. From 2011-2013, the awards were available for improving pediatric and adult immunization rates. Beginning in 2014, our efforts have focused solely on improving immunization rates for individuals 65 years of age and older in medically underserved communities.

Geographic Distribution of Immunization Awards: 2005-2016(1 page PDF) provides an overview of the program's reach, listed by region, state, and cities.

Funding for the AAFP Foundation Immunization Awards was made possible through the generous support of the Anthem Foundation (2014) and Pfizer Inc. (2005-2016).

Best Practices: Immunization Schedules

View current recommendations for immunizations for children, adolescents, and adults in the United States.(

Best Practices: Strategies for Increasing Appropriate Vaccinations

The Community Guide(, a publication of the Community Preventive Services Task Force, reviews interventions for increasing appropriate vaccination. The Community Services Task Force is recognized by the CDC and provides evidence-based recommendations on preventive services, programs and policies for communities.

Improving Senior Immunization Rates: Case Studies

Senior Immunization Case Studies tell the personal stories of this award program. They speak to the notion that maintaining momentum for change and sustaining the change itself is a journey.

Improving Adult and Childhood Immunization Rates


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