Nominate your #VaccineChampions

Dr Harish Madhava

Editorial Board

April 26th, 2018

Dr Harish Madhava
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‘Our new contest aims to find Europe’s vaccine heroes ’

Vaccine heroes such as Edward Jenner, Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin have changed the face of public health. But who is carrying the torch in Europe in 2018?

Vaccines Today is looking for today’s #VaccineChampions – people who are helping to protect the public from vaccine-preventable infections by providing information and sharing their experiences online.

These days, public conversations about health happen everywhere: around the dinner table, in the office, at the school gate. But they also happen on Facebook, Twitter and other online platforms.

We want to celebrate those who advocate immunisation on social media. It could be a nurse, a doctor, a researcher, a parent or someone else entirely.

Read the terms & conditions for this competition

More than a dozen nominees are already listed on the Communication Challenge page. Apply now to join the competition or nominate someone and get the chance to win!

You, the public, can also vote for your favourite #VaccineChampion. The 20 nominees with the most votes will go forward for final selection by our jury. The winner will be announced in September.

All you need to know about the #VaccinesChampions Communication Challenge 2018

Who can apply?

Healthcare workers, scientists, students and others, meeting the following conditions:

  • They are residents of the European Union
  • They actively contribute to the awareness raising and positive promotion of vaccination thought social media channels
  • They have no direct (product) promotional activities on their website and social media channels
  • There is no conflict of interest regarding their participation

How to participate

In May the public voting will start. Ask your family, friends and network to vote for you or your VaccinesChampion! The more votes you receive, the closer you get to the shortlist.
The 20 most popular entries will go to our jury.
In September 2018, the three winners will be announced!

What prize will the top Vaccines Champions win?

Three selected profiles will be spotlighted in our web page (as bronze, silver, gold winners)

The gold winner will be also invited to participate in a vaccines conference towards the end of 2018.

Find out more about the Communication Challenge