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Archives Index / Florida Department Of Health Announces New Section Administrator (posted: 06/21/12)
Source: Florida Department of Health, Office of Communications
Contact: Jessica Hammonds, Press Secretary
- Charles Alexander remains a leader at DOH and in his field of Immunizations -TALLAHASSEE - Florida Department of Health’s (DOH) Deputy Secretary of Health Dr. Steven Harris today announced Charles Alexander, as Section Administrator for the Division of Disease Control’s newly created Section of Immunization, effective immediately. As leader of the Section of Immunization, Mr. Alexander will oversee statewide objectives and activities for the Department and County Health Departments (CHD).
“With over 35 years in public health, Charles Alexander is a state leader in immunizations,” said Dr. Harris. “His appointment demonstrates the high esteem in which he is held with the Department.”
Since 2001, Mr. Alexander has served as the Chief of the Bureau of Immunizations and with this appointment he remains a leader in his field. He facilitated the expansion of Florida’s SHOTS (State Health Online Tracking System) Program, the Florida Vaccines for Children Program, and the Florida Early Childhood Immunization Initiative.
Mr. Alexander received a Bachelor of Science degree from McMurry College in Abilene, Texas. His career began in the Venereal Disease Program with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 1965. Mr. Alexander has also worked for public health programs in Tennessee, California, Connecticut, New York, Missouri, Wisconsin and Virginia.
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