Big Shots Nominations are now closed for 2023.

These awards recognize organizations and/or individuals who have distinguished themselves by improving the health and wellness of Arizona’s communities and the lives of Arizona children through increasing immunization rates. Award winners are selected for their exceptional efforts, tireless work, and innovative strategies that have improved immunization coverage levels statewide.

Big Shots of Arizona Award Categories

(NOTE: You do NOT need to choose a category when you nominate. If your nominee is chosen as a winner, the TAPI selection committee will select the category.)

Spot Shot Award Recognizes media stories that helped educate and/or reduce barriers to immunizations
Up Shot Award Recognizes innovative programs to the immunization effort that has demonstrated commitment to improving the health of Arizonans
Long Shot Award Recognizes someone responsible for legislation, regulations or public policy initiatives that have helped to reduce barriers to immunization
Top Shot Award Recognizes employers who have created work environments that support and encourage healthy lifestyles including full coverage for life saving vaccines
Buck Shot Award Recognizes exceptional events that have helped educate, promote and provide immunizations to Arizonans
Hot Shot Award Recognizes a person or organization that has gone ‘above and beyond’ the call of duty to give tremendous amounts of time and effort to increase immunization coverage levels
Hot Shot Andie Denious Award Recognizes Arizonans who truly go above and beyond in immunizations – like Andie did
Hot Shot Innovation Award In honor of Carole Joyce, a nurse from Mountain Park Health Center. Carole understood the benefits of the registry and data to keep kids on track and described herself as, “a nurse with a syringe in one hand and a mouse in the other.”

Key Dates

Nominations for all Big Shot categories TBD for 2024
Winner Announcements by TBD for 2024

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