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(Right) U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Xavier Langton, 559th Medical Group medic, administers a flu vaccine to U.S. Air Force Technical Sgt. Justin Gray, Air Force Personnel Center, intelligence surveillance reconnaissance assignments team at the Randolph Air Force Base clinic, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas Nov. 17, 2022. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jonathan Mallard)
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Vaccines

Vaccines are critical tools in the health care arsenal, with a long, successful history of fighting or eradicating disease. Vaccines have saved more lives around the world than any other medical invention.

 

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Jul 25, 2023

Beat the Back-to-School Rush: TRICARE Preventive Health Checks for Kids

Beat the Back-to-School Rush: TRICARE Preventive Health Checks for Kids

Summer is a great time to take care of health checkups for your kids. Your child’s school likely requires students to get an annual health exam and be up to date on vaccines. With a new school year around the corner, don’t delay medical appointments for your kids.

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Jul 7, 2023

Immunization Awareness: MMR

Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) - two does of MMR vaccine are 97% effective against measles and 88% effective against mumps.

Children should get two doses of MMR vaccine, starting with the first dose at 12 months. It’s also important teens and adults remain up to date on their MMR vaccination. Check out the #MMR vaccine resource center: https://health.mil/MMR #ImmunizationAwarenessMonth #Vaccines #MilVax

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Jul 7, 2023

Immunization Awareness: Whooping Cough Vaccination

Whooping cough vaccination - whooping cough, or pertussis, is known for uncontrollable violent coughing which often makes breathing difficult. CDC recommend whooping cough vaccine for people of all ages.

Whooping cough can affect people of all ages, but can be very serious, even deadly, for babies less than a year old. The best way to protect against whooping cough is by getting vaccinated. The vaccine is given in a combination vaccine that also protects against tetanus and diphtheria. https://www.cdc.gov/pertussis/vaccines.html ...

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Jul 7, 2023

Immunization Awareness: Travel

International Travel - COVID-19 Vaccines - CDC recommends you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines before travel

Wherever you’re heading, use the #CDC Travelers’ Health destinations tool to see what vaccines or medicines you may need and what diseases or health risks are a concern at your destination. https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list #ImmunizationAwarenessMonth #Vaccines #MilVax

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Jul 7, 2023

Immunization Awareness: Polio

Polio Vaccination - CDC recommends that children get four doses of polio vaccine, starting at age 2 months. Almost all children (99 out of 100) who get al the recommended does of polio vaccine will be protected from polio.

Thanks to widespread use of the polio vaccine, the United States has been polio-free since 1979. See https://health.mil/polio for more information. #ImmunizationAwarenessMonth #Vaccines #MilVax

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Jul 7, 2023

Immunization Awareness: Homeschool

Vaccinations for homeschooler children - children receive immunizations early because they are susceptible to diseases at a young age. The consequences of these diseases can be very serious, even life-threatening, for infants and young children

Even young children cared for at home can be exposed to vaccine-preventable diseases, from parents, siblings, visitors to their home, on playgrounds, or even at the grocery store. Get answers to your questions about recommended vaccines for your kids at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/FAQs.html. #ImmunizationAwarenessMonth #Vaccines #MilVax

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Jul 7, 2023

Immunization Awareness: Chickenpox

Chickenpox Vaccination - The first doe is recommended at 12 through 15 months of age and the second dose at 4 through 6 years of age.

CDC recommends two doses of chickenpox vaccine for children, adolescents, and adults who have never had chickenpox and were never vaccinated. See https://health.mil/chickenpox for more information. #ImmunizationAwarenessMonth #Vaccines #MilVax

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Jul 7, 2023

Immunization Awareness: Routine Childhood

Routine Childhood Vaccination Schedule - Childhood immunizations are given starting at birth through 4-6 years of age

The recommended childhood immunization schedule in the U.S. protects against 14 diseases. Easy-to-read routine childhood vaccination schedules and immunization recommendations are available at https://health.mil/vaccineschedules. #ImmunizationAwarenessMonth #Vaccines #MilVax

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Jul 7, 2023

Immunization Awareness: Catch-Up

Catch-up vaccination schedule - Make sure that your child sees their doctor for well-child visits and recommended vaccines.

If your child missed some vaccines along the way, talk to their health care provider about the best and quickest way to get up to date. https://health.mil/vaccineschedules. #ImmunizationAwarenessMonth #Vaccines #MilVax

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Jul 7, 2023

Immunization Awareness: Combination Vaccines

Combination Vaccines - You may be able to reduce the number of shots your child needs while protecting against the same number of serious diseases.

Some vaccines can be given together in one shot known as a combination vaccine. Talk to your health care provider about which combination vaccines might be right for you or your child. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/why-vaccinate/combination-vaccines.html. #ImmunizationAwarenessMonth #Vaccines #MilVax

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Jul 7, 2023

Immunization Awareness: Meningococcal

Meningococcal vaccine for college - some states, colleges and universities require meningococcal vaccination for certain students

CDC recommends meningococcal vaccination for first-year college students living in residence halls. Talk to your child’s health care provider to see if they recommend meningococcal vaccination. https://www.cdc.gov/meningococcal/about/risk-community.html. #ImmunizationAwarenessMonth #Vaccines #MilVax

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Jul 7, 2023

Immunization Awareness: Shot Record

Shot record - ensure all vaccines are input into your or your child's health record

Proof of your child’s vaccine records is likely to be required when registering them for school, including colleges and technical schools, childcare, or sports. Learn more about finding and updating vaccine records at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/records/find-records.html. #ImmunizationAwarenessMonth #Vaccines #MilVax

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