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Note: To see the latest COVID-19 vaccine content for DOD health care personnel,
sorted by date, check "What's New" below.


COVID-19 VACCINE TRAINING MATERIALS AVAILABLE FROM THE CDC

Visit the 2021-2022 Seasonal Influenza Resource Center


Tool Kit

The Ninth Edition of the Immunization Tool Kit (ITK) is now available in print exclusively for health care personnel within the Department of Defense. The ITK is a comprehensive resource booklet based on military immunization policy, national recommendations, evidenced-based, peer-reviewed published medical literature, and clinical practice guidelines. DOD health care personnel can:


A new injectable smallpox vaccine, JYNNEOS, received licensure
from the FDA in September 2019. Visit our JYNNEOS webpage for details.

Social-media rumors about anthrax vaccine and VA disability ratings are unfounded. Click here for important information regarding anthrax vaccine safety.

The Defense Health Agency Immunization Healthcare Division (DHA-IHD) supports Department of Defense (DOD) immunization programs and provides clinical consultative services, educational support, and training resources for the entire DOD family. To learn more, visit our:

See our calendar of upcoming events

What's New

The following content has been updated within the last 30 days:

Document What's changed Date Posted 
IHD COVID-19 Vaccine Resource Center for Health Care Personnel

The following documents have been updated:

May 20, 2022
Immunization Lifelong Learners Short Course (ILLSC) An ILLSC has been scheduled for Aug. 6, 2022, at Minneapolis, MN, and is now open for registration.
May 19, 2022
Immunization Lifelong Learners Course (ILLC)
An ILLC has been scheduled for July 30-31, 2022, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, and is now open for registration.
May 11, 2022
Tick-Borne Encephalitis Resource Center The TICOVAC (Tick-Borne Encephalitis Vaccine) Ordering Guidance has been updated with information about ordering from the Korean Theater of Operations. May 10, 2022
IHD COVID-19 Vaccine Resource Center for Health Care Personnel

The following information has been updated:

May 10, 2022
DHA-IHD Vaccine Storage and Handling Guide This booklet has been updated throughout with the latest storage and handling information and resources. May 6, 2022
General Best Practice Guidelines for Immunization
Several updates have been made to this document. For a complete list of changes, see the April  26, 2022, errata from the CDC. May 6, 2022
IHD COVID-19 Vaccine Resource Center for Health Care Personnel

The following document has been updated:

May 2, 2022
IHD COVID-19 Vaccine Resource Center for Health Care Personnel

The following document has been updated:

April 29, 2022
Vaccine Recommendations by AOR
The vaccine recommendations for pnuemococcal vaccine have been updated. April 29, 2022
IHD COVID-19 Vaccine Resource Center for Health Care Personnel

The following documents have been updated:

April 27, 2022
Immunization Lifelong Learners Course (ILLC)
An ILLC has been scheduled for Aug. 31-Sept. 1, 2022, at Camp Pendleton, CA, and is now open for registration.
April 26, 2022
IHD COVID-19 Vaccine Resource Center for Health Care Personnel

The following information has been updated:

April 22, 2022
Important Announcement

The Defense Health Agency Immunization Healthcare Division (DHA-IHD) offers two recurring in-person and virtual training opportunities: the two-day Immunization Lifelong Learners Course (ILLC) and the one-day Immunization Lifelong Learners Short Course (ILLSC). Individual courses will be announced here when they are opened for registration. These courses are designed to ensure health care personnel are trained in vaccine policy, vaccine safety, and effectiveness based on national and DOD guidelines.

Continuing education will be available for these activities. See our Immunization Lifelong Learners Course or Short Course pages for more details and for listings of each course.

Vision

A premier, responsive, patient centered organization promoting excellence in immunization health care practice and policy for service members and beneficiaries.

Mission

Support Force Health Protection and Readiness, and the Military Health System (MHS) by developing and promoting programs and services that enhance immunization effectiveness, safety, and acceptability. Provide evidence based solutions that improve immunization health care through policy implementation guidance, strategic communication, education, training, and clinical services worldwide.

Immunization Resources

    

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