Concord, NH - The Immunization Program in the Division of Public Health Services at the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) celebrates the second New Hampshire Childhood Immunization Champion, Angela Smith. She is Associate Practice Director at CORE Physicians, LLC in Exeter, New Hampshire.
The award was launched last year and is given jointly by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the CDC Foundation to recognize individuals who are doing an exemplary job or going above and beyond to promote or foster childhood immunizations in their communities.
Angela Smith successfully revised the mass influenza immunization annual event held by CORE Pediatrics in Exeter and helped vaccinate a record 1,200 children over a 10-hour period. It was also in part because of Angela’s work and dedication that CORE Pediatrics in Exeter became the first office at CORE Physicians to enroll in the New Hampshire Immunization Program’s adult Tdap vaccination initiative. Her tireless efforts to immunize New Hampshire’s children has led to extraordinary success. Angela considers the needs of her patients and their families first and engages with her coworkers to ensure projects run smoothly.
“While I am honored to receive this recognition,” said Smith, “I have to acknowledge the incredible team I work with and all the effort they put into this undertaking. No idea can come to fruition unless everyone works together and does their part. Whenever we can we want to go above and beyond for our patients and I certainly could not have done this alone.”
“It is dedicated healthcare personnel such as Angela who make New Hampshire’s state-wide immunization program a success,” said Immunization Program Manager Marcella Bobinsky. “We are grateful for all her hard work, dedication, initiative and creative thinking that make her such a valuable asset to the Exeter region and New Hampshire overall.”
For more information about the Childhood Immunization Champion Award, go to www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niiw/champions/index.html. For more information about immunizations in New Hampshire, contact the DHHS Immunization Program at 603-271-4482 or visit the DHHS website at www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/immunization/index.htm.