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Dr. Tommy Schechtman Recognized for CDC Childhood Immunization Champion Award

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Tallahassee, Fla.—Today, the Florida Department of Health recognized Dr. Tommy Schechtman for being named the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Childhood Immunization Champion for Florida. Dr. Schechtman was recognized as a Champion for his exemplary work to promote childhood vaccination in Florida. This annual award honors individuals who go above and beyond to improve public health by promoting childhood immunizations in their communities.

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