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Some say that military children serve alongside their service member parent(s). We recognize the important role military children play in helping our soldiers achieve their mission by contributing to the strength of the military family. Specifically, we will look at the various programs the MHS has to improve the health and fitness of military children.


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Number of RSV Cases Increasing in Areas Across the U.S. 

Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms. CDC surveillance has shown an increase in RSV detections and RSV-associated emergency department visits and hospitalizations in multiple U.S. regions, with some regions nearing seasonal peak levels. Learn More about RSV


TRICARE Coverage

Learn more about your child's health coverage on the TRICARE Website. Some hot topics include:

Resources for Military Children

In support of military children, the DoD partners with outside organizations to address the needs of military families and children worldwide.

Military Kids Connect

Sesame Street for Military Families

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NMRTU pediatrician cares for her patients, one child at a time.

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Based on data, MHS experts encourage vaccines for adolescents

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With the Pfizer vaccine approved for youth ages 12 to 15, MHS adolescents are lining up to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Adolescents ages 12 and older eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations

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5/27/2021
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Pfizer vaccine now authorized for children 12 and older.

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Military kids are resilient, but far from immune to pandemic effects

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Military children are known for being resilient to constant change, but COVID-19 has affected their mental health, too.

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Children’s well-being contributes immeasurably to force readiness

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The Defense Health Agency joins in celebrating military children during Month of the Military Child, observed in April, and always.

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Good oral care requires lifetime commitment

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Children’s Dental Health Month focuses on the importance of developing good oral hygiene habits at an early age.

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Keeping kids’ teeth healthy during a pandemic: brush, floss, no sugar

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Pediatric dentistry requires tooth brushing, flossing and sugar avoidance. During a pandemic, getting to a checkup has been hard.

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Last Updated: November 07, 2022
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