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Community Health Centers Receives Award from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Named 2018 CDC Childhood Immunization Champion for Florida

WINTER GARDEN, FL – Community Health Centers, Inc., has been recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) and the CDC Foundation for efforts to protect the health of children through vaccination. Community Health Centers received the CDC Childhood Immunization Award Champion for the state of Florida.

According to the CDC, the success of our nation’s infant and childhood immunization programs is a direct result of the efforts of childhood immunization champions, like Community Health Centers. Our Champions’ dedication is crucial to creating community partnerships, working towards policy advancements, finding creative solutions to immunization challenges, counseling parents and educating and raising awareness of the importance of childhood immunization.

“I gladly accept this award on behalf of all Community Health Centers’ team members. It is indeed a proud moment and one of the most meaningful accomplishments I will have in my career. Since I was 11 years old I knew I would dedicate my life to helping children and this recognition is quite poignant for me. I recognize this would only be possible with the work of our entire team! It is truly a great honor for our organization,” Debra Andree, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Community Health Centers. “Under Dr. Andree’s leadership, our team members strive to improve health outcomes for our patients and it is an honor to receive this recognition,” adds Margaret Brennan, President/CEO of Community Health Centers.

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