Congratulations to LA AAP member Dr. Joseph Bocchini for winning the Champion Award.
The CDC Childhood Immunization Champion Award, given jointly by the CDC Foundation and CDC, honors individuals who are doing an exemplary job or going above and beyond to promote childhood immunizations in their communities.
Dr. Joseph Bocchini first developed his passion for pediatrics in 1970 when he was an intern at the University of Connecticut. In 1997, he went to work at Louisiana State University’s (LSU) Department of Pediatrics, and immediately began to champion infant vaccines. In the years since, he raised a family and specialized in pediatrics. Because of these experiences, he realized the importance of immunizations for infants and children firsthand and continues to advocate for better vaccine policies and education.
Learn how Dr. Bocchini is a champion for children here.