Dr. Noel Deep Recognized as Immunization Champion

Dr. Noel Deep, Internal Medicine Physician with Aspirus Antigo Clinic and Aspirus Langlade Hospital, is a recipient of the 2023 Immunization Champion Award.


The Immunization Champion Award, hosted by the Association of Immunization Managers (AIM) and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recognizes individuals doing an exemplary job or going above and beyond to promote or foster immunizations in their communities for children and adults. Each awardee was nominated and selected from a pool of health professionals, community advocates, and other immunization leaders for significantly contributing to public health in their community.


The Immunization Champion Award replaces the previously titled CDC Childhood Immunization Champion Award, and honors up to one Champion from each of the 50 states, six major cities, and eight territories and federated states.


Dr. Deep was recognized for his work in promoting immunizations, tackling vaccine hesitancy, and providing education to health care professionals and community members.


His advocacy work includes advocating for improved access to vaccines and decreased financial burdens on patients, especially Medicare recipients, and leveraging partnerships with professional medical organizations and county health services.