CDC Childhood Immunization Champions
Each year during National Infant Immunization Week, the CDC Childhood Immunization Champions for each state are announced. Kathleen "Kathy" Tompkins, LPN is Oregon’s recipient of the 2019 CDC Childhood Immunization Champion Award in recognition of her work to improve public health through childhood immunizations. Learn more about Kathy.
Immunization is the safest and most effective public health tool for preventing disease and death
- Vaccinating our families according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended immunization schedules not only protects our loved ones, but our entire community as well.
- Improving immunization rates is one of seven priority areas from Oregon's State Health Improvement Plan.
- National Immunization Awareness Month is held every year in August. See how Oregon gets involved.