Children are at risk of COVID-19. Children who are overweight, diabetic, have asthma, or other heart or immune conditions have a higher risk of serious symptoms and possible death. Even if not symptomatic, your child may get infected while in school or a child care setting and bring it home. Teach your child to wear a mask, avoid germs by staying 6 feet apart, and
wash hands thoroughly. Helpful links include: CDC COVID webpage on Children & Teens , Army COVID Factsheet on Child and Youth Services, APHC COVID Factsheet on Tips for Parents When a Child Must Quarantine, and
APHC COVID Library.
Cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting are terms used to reduce the spread of germs within a child care setting. They each have different meanings - but each are key steps to reducing the spread of germs and infection. Visit the
National Association for the Education of Young Children site for a cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting frequency table.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
Did you know that each year in the U.S. there are about 3500 infant (<1 year) deaths?
Read how to reduce risk of this tragedy
such as sleeping on back, on firm mattress, on child-safe bed, or in the same room as parent.
The Army endorses the
childhood vaccinations as recommended by the CDC
- your military pediatrician or healthcare provider can also address specific questions about your child. Click here for
frequently asked questions about the flu vaccine.