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IHD COVID-19 VACCINE RESOURCE CENTER FOR HEALTH CARE PERSONNEL


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


MONKEYPOX VACCINE RESOURCE CENTER

VISIT THE 2022-2023 SEASONAL INFLUENZA RESOURCE CENTER

Immunization Awareness Month 2022:
An Opportunity to Get Our Children Caught Up


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:


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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:

Aug. 12, 2022
Monkeypox

The following CDC document has been added:

Aug. 10, 2022
IHD COVID-19 Vaccine Resource Center for Health Care Personnel

The following documents have been added:

Aug. 9, 2022
Adenovirus The information paper Adenovirus Disease and Adenovirus Vaccine has been updated. Aug. 9, 2022
IHD COVID-19 Vaccine Resource Center for Health Care Personnel

The following documents have been added:

Aug. 3, 2022
IHD COVID-19 Vaccine Resource Center for Health Care Personnel

The following document has been updated:

Aug. 2, 2022
Immunization Lifelong Learners Short Course (ILLSC) An ILLSC has been scheduled for Keesler Air Force Base, MS, on Sept. 21, 2022, and is now open for registration. Aug. 2, 2022
IHD COVID-19 Vaccine Resource Center for Health Care Personnel
The following documents have been added:
July 29, 2022
Seasonal Influenza Resource Center 2022-23
The package insert has been added for the 2022-23 formulation of FluMist (Quadrivalent) seasonal influenza vaccine. July 28, 2022
Monkeypox A new page with clinical monkeypox resources geared toward health care personnel in the Department of Defense (DOD), with a focus on vaccines used for pre-exposure or post-exposure prophylaxis.
July 21, 2022
Seasonal Influenza Resource Center 2022-23 Manufacturer package inserts for the 2022-23 formulations of seasonal influenza vaccine have been added. July 20, 2022
Package Inserts

The following package inserts have been added:

July 20, 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

    

    Pink Book 14th Edition  

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DHA Form 236: Pediatric (5-11 years) COVID-19 Vaccine Screening and Immunization Documentation, v8

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Immunization Tool Kit 9th Edition

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A practical reference that facilitates and enhances the global delivery of quality immunization healthcare to Department of Defense (DoD) beneficiaries and employees. The Defense Health Agency Immunization Healthcare Division (DHA-IHD) publishes the Immunization Tool Kit based on national recommendations, evidenced-based, peer-reviewed published medical literature, and clinical practice guidelines.

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