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MHS and MOS Town Hall To Your Health: Back to School

Image of Infographic about the To Your Health Town Hall. MHS and Military OneSource presents a summer safety discussion with experts about Back to School Vaccinations and Beyond

Join us on August 10 at noon when we will be talking to Ms. Ann Morse, a board-certified family nurse practitioner working with the Defense Health Agency, Immunization Healthcare Division. Ms. Morse will be discussing things that have changed and things have stayed the same with vaccinations, since the last school year.

MHS and Military OneSource presents a summer safety discussion with experts about Back to School vaccinations and beyond.

MHS and MOS To Your Health: Back to School Town Hall

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