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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.


MPOX (FORMERLY MONKEYPOX) VACCINE RESOURCE CENTER

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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 
Potential Vaccine Compromise Reporting DHA Form 177, Potentially Compromised Temperature Sensitive Medical Product Worksheet, has been updated with the latest vaccine and pricing list. Jan. 18, 2023
Immunization Lifelong Learners Short Course (ILLSC)
Two ILLSCs have been scheduled for Fort Sill, OK, on June 7 and June 8, 2023, and are now open for registration. Jan. 12, 2023
IHD COVID-19 Vaccine Resource Center for Health Care Personnel

The following documents have been updated with information about bivalent boosters:

Jan. 5, 2023
Immunization Lifelong Learners Short Course (ILLSC) An ILLSC has been scheduled for Houston, TX, on Feb. 11, 2023, and is now open for registration. Jan. 4, 2023
Immunization Lifelong Learners Course (ILLC)
An ILLC has been scheduled for Clay National Guard Center, Marietta, GA, on March 14-15, 2023, and is now open for registration. Jan. 4, 2023
Vaccine Storage and Handling The Vaccine Bin Label Examples have been updated to add labels for the bivalent COVID-19 vaccines. Dec. 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

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Guidance for the DoD Influenza Vaccination Program (IVP)

Policy

Implements instructions, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures for the DOD Northern Hemisphere (NH) and Southern Hemisphere (SH) Seasonal influenza vaccination program.

DODI 6205.02 DOD Immunization Program

Policy

Establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides procedures to establish a uniform DoD immunization program, in accordance with the authority in DoDD 6200.04 and DoD Instruction (DoDI) 1010.10.

Immunizations and Chemoprophylaxis for the Prevention of Infectious Diseases

Policy
  • Identification #: Army Regulation 40–562 BUMEDINST 6230.15B AFI 48–110_IP CG COMDTINST M6230.4G
  • Date: 10/7/2013
  • Type: Instructions
  • Topics: Immunization Healthcare Division

Guidance on Medications for Prophylaxis of Malaria 13-002

Policy

This document provides guidance and best practices for the chemoprophylaxis (use of medication to prevent malaria) of Service members serving in malaria endemic regions.

Clinical Policy for the Administration of the Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed

Policy

Department of Defense Guidance Regarding Thimerosal Containing Vaccines

Policy

This memo provides guidance regarding the use of vaccines containing Thimerosal.

DoD Directive 6205.03: DoD Immunization Program for Biological Warfare Defense

Policy

Establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures for members of the DoD against validated biological warfare threats, and prioritization of research, development, testing, acquisition, and stockpiling of biological defense vaccines under reference.

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Last Updated: January 19, 2023
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