Named childhood immunization champion for Florida

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.

Community Health Centers, Inc., established in 1972, operates 13 centers throughout Central Florida.  Community Health Centers accepts Medicaid, Medicare and most private insurance plans.  A Sliding Discount Program is available for those meeting income guidelines. To schedule an appointment or for more information, please call 407-905-8827 or visit www.chcfl.org.

About Community Health Centers, Inc.

Community Health Centers, Inc. (CHC), a Federally Qualified Health Center, provides quality and compassionate primary healthcare services to insured, uninsured, underinsured, and underserved children and adults within Central Florida. CHC provides care to more than 66,000 patients each year in the Apopka, Bithlo, Clermont, Forest City, Groveland, Lake Ellenor, Leesburg, Meadow Woods, Pine Hills, Tavares and Winter Garden communities.

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