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Vaccines are important tools that help protect the health of the men and women who serve their nation in uniform. The disease threat may spread person-to-person in recruit training. It may be a disease acquired by consuming contaminated food or water or from the bite of an infected mosquito during deployments. The threat may be the hostile use of a biological warfare agent. Vaccines provide a safe and effective means of countering the threats to personal health and military readiness.
CBS News 17 Dec 14
Why more adults are getting "kids' diseases"
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The Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit (May 2014) is a comprehensive resource for providers on vaccine storage and handling recommendations and best practice strategies. It includes considerations for equipment both storage units and thermometers, strategies for maintaining the cold chain, routine storage and handling practices, inventory management and emergency procedures for protecting vaccine inventories.
By integrating our two organizations, we're expanding everything from education and training, to regional support operations, to vaccine policy and program management, said LTC Jorge Carrillo, acting director MILVAX-VHCN. It also allows for an expanded and dedicated staff to focus on research and enhancing scientific understanding of vaccine safety and effectiveness.
Author: Infectious Diseases Society of America
An international panel of experts prepared an evidenced-based guideline for vaccination of immunocompromised adults and children. These guidelines are intended for use by primary care and subspecialty providers who care for immunocompromised patients. Evidence was often limited. Areas that warrant future investigation are highlighted.
Author: Military Vaccine Agency
The success of military vaccine programs depends heavily on vaccinators understanding, following, and implementing proper vaccine storage and handling practices to ensure vaccine potency and stability. Military and civilian medical staff that administer immunizations in clinics, medical homes, and other facilities play a critical role in improving the health of Service members and beneficiaries. The purpose of this document is to assist immunization clinics and other healthcare facilities to properly store and handle vaccines.
Registration is now open for:
Immunization Program Leaders Course - Atsugi, Japan - 10-11 Feb 15
Registration is now open for:
Standards for Quality Immunization Practice Course - Atsugi, Japan - 09 Feb 15
IPLC: USNH Guam05-06 Feb 15
Registration is now open for:
Immunization Program Leaders Course - USNH Guam - 05-06 Feb 15
For infants, particularly newborns, exposure to vaccine-preventable diseases can result in serious and often, life-threatening illness. Unfortunately, all too often, parents or other family members are the source of exposure. Dr. Shetal Shah, a Neonatologist with the Stony Brook University Medical Center, will share his innovative work in addressing this public health problem through the promotion and administration of vaccines to parents in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) setting. After watching this broadcast participants will be able to: Explain the role the NICU can play in the public health protection of neonates, Describe NICU-based administration of influenza vaccine, and Describe protocols for Tetanus, Diphtheria, Acellular Pertussis, (TDap) Vaccines.
Storage & Handling, Vsaccine Inventory Management, and Vaccine Administration Training
You Call the Shots is an interactive, web-based immunization training course. It consists of a series of modules that discuss vaccine-preventable diseases and explain the latest recommendations for vaccine use. Each module provides learning opportunities, self-test practice questions,reference and resource materials, and an extensive glossary. The course is available free of charge on the CDC Vaccines and Immunizations website.
SB 8-75-11; Section 3-57:  Temperature Sensitive Medical Products (TSMP) Storage and Handling (pg 3-49)
Author: Services
Joint Air Force, Army, Navy, and Coast Guard publication (AR 40–562, BUMEDINST 6230.15B, AFI 48–110_IP, CG COMDTINST M6230.4G)
Author: McGinn
DoD Instruction 6200.03
Author: Chu
DoD Instruction 6025.19
Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)
Author: Wright
DoD Instruction 6485.01
GENADMIN PDF 01 Dec 13
III MEF FORCE HEALTH PROTECTION (FHP) REQUIREMENTS 2015 (UPDATE)
Author: Wilson
INTEGRATION OF MILITARY VACCINE AGENCY AND VACCINE HEALTHCARE CENTERS NETWORK
ALARACT PDF 17 Apr 06
THE ACCESSION SCREENING AND IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM (ASIP) THIS ALARACT MESSAGE IS RELEASED ON BEHALF OF THE OFFICE OF THE SURGEON GENERAL
GENADMIN PDF 24 Jan 05
ENCRYPTION OF SHIPBOARD NON-TACTICAL AUTHOMATED PROCESSING (SNAP)
BUMED PDF 03 Jan 05
ENCRYPTING OF SAMS IMMUNIZATION DATA/ PASS TO OFFICE CODES
02 Jan 14

Sample Q&A: General FAQs

My wife is pregnant. Should I receive smallpox vaccine?
You should not receive the smallpox vaccine if you will have close contact with a pregnant woman because of the small risk of spreading the vaccine virus to another person. Fetuses of pregnant women who inadvertently receive the vaccine or receive a contact transmission of the vaccine are at risk for a rare complication called fetal vaccinia. The military offers options for military personnel in these circumstances such as temporary exemption or alternative housing. For further questions, see our pregnancy page or contact the IHB.
Armed Forces Immunization Healthcare
VAERS 19 Mar 14
Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System
Information Paper
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Health Resources and Services Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Health Resources and Services Administration
Vaccine Safety 26 Apr 13
Immunization Action Coalition
Information about the MILVAX Immunization Leaders Course
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Health Resources and Services Administration
Brochure highlighting immunization training opportunities
Information about the MILVAX Immunization Basic Course
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Food and Drug Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Health Resources and Services
Author: Bryan L. Martin
Clinical guidelines for managing adverse events after vaccination. This document provides general guidance, to adapt to individual clinical cases. Use with companion tables. Patients may present with symptoms corresponding to more than one category. Revisions to this document will be disseminated via medical command channels and posted by MILVAX-VHCN. The probability of events on this chart is not uniform: some are quite common and some are rare. See cover sheets for details.
CQIIP Tool PDF 20 Aug 14
The MILVAX-VHCN Continuous Quality Immunization Improvement Process (CQIIP) tool will provide immunization personnel with a quality control tool to assess the immunization process and ensure compliance with the eight Standards for Military Immunizations as outlined in the Department of Defense (DOD) Joint Instruction and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Immunization Recommendations
CDC Yellow Book 21 Jan 12
CDC Health Information for International Travel
Every Child By Two: 16-page coloring book
Department of Defense Education Activity; DoDEA Form 2942.0-M-F3
CDC Pink Book 01 Apr 11
Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases 

The Pink Book provides physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and others with the most comprehensive information on vaccine-preventable diseases.
Recommendations of the Defense Health Board (DHB)
Recommendations of the Defense Health Board (DHB)
Recommendations of the Armed Forces Epidemiological Board (AFEB)
Recommendations of the Armed Forces Epidemiological Board (AFEB)
Recommendations of the Armed Forces Epidemiological Board (AFEB)
Recommendations of the Armed Forces Epidemiological Board (AFEB)
Recommendations of the Armed Forces Epidemiological Board (AFEB)
CQIIP Tool PDF 20 Aug 14
The MILVAX-VHCN Continuous Quality Immunization Improvement Process (CQIIP) tool will provide immunization personnel with a quality control tool to assess the immunization process and ensure compliance with the eight Standards for Military Immunizations as outlined in the Department of Defense (DOD) Joint Instruction and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Immunization Recommendations
CQIIP Tool PDF 20 Aug 14
The MILVAX-VHCN Continuous Quality Immunization Improvement Process (CQIIP) tool will provide immunization personnel with a quality control tool to assess the immunization process and ensure compliance with the eight Standards for Military Immunizations as outlined in the Department of Defense (DOD) Joint Instruction and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Immunization Recommendations
MILVAX Instruction Guide for completing the Continuous Quality Immunization Improvement Process (CQIIP) Tool
Brochure highlighting immunization training opportunities
Author: McGinn
DoD Instruction 6200.03
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense
(Homeland Defense & Americas’ Security Affairs)
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Immunizations and Force Health Protection Prescription Products
A partnership of the Association of Immunization Managers (AIM), the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University (GW), and the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC).
MARTi provides excellent immunization-related information, as well as a listing of training and education resources and continuing education opportunities
IAC works to increase immunization rates and prevent disease by creating and distributing educational materials for health professionals and the public that enhance the delivery of safe and effective immunization services. The Coalition also facilitates communication about the safety, efficacy, and use of vaccines within the broad immunization community of patients, parents, health care organizations, and government health agencies.
VAERS 19 Mar 14
Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System
A parent-led organization that supports and advocates for on-time vaccination and the reduction of vaccine-preventable disease
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Health Resources and Services Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Health Resources and Services Administration
Immunization Action Coalition
Staff can easily confuse the vaccines within the storage unit. Labeling the bin where the vaccine is stored can help staff quickly locate and choose the correct product – perhaps preventing a vaccine administration error.
MARTi provides excellent immunization-related information, as well as a listing of training and education resources and continuing education opportunities
Guidance for Proper Storage and Handling of Vaccines
SB 8-75-11; Section 3-57:  Temperature Sensitive Medical Products (TSMP) Storage and Handling (pg 3-49)
MMQC-12-1086 10 Feb 12
VAXICOOL AX27L EQUIPMENT INVENTORY ACCOUNTABILITY REPORT
MMQC-12-1004 09 Jan 12
FDA UPDATED COMMUNICATION ON USE OF JET INJECTORS WITH INACTIVATED INFLUENZA VACCINES
MMQC-11-1681 28 Oct 11
PROPER TEMPERATURE STORAGE AND HANDLING REQUIREMENTS FOR REFRIGERATED VACCINE.
MMQC-11-1123 11 Feb 11
NEURO RESOURCE GROUP, INC (NRG) / TRIAD GROUP / ALCOHOL PREP PADS / MFR RELEASE NOTICE / DLA 11-011K
MMQC-11-1009 10 Jan 11
TRIAD MEDICAL / ALCOHOL SWAB STICKS / ALCOHOL PREP PADS / ALCOHOL SWABS / FDA MEDWATCH / SUSPEND SUSPECT PRODUCTS
Staff can easily confuse the vaccines within the storage unit. Labeling the bin where the vaccine is stored can help staff quickly locate and choose the correct product – perhaps preventing a vaccine administration error.
CQIIP Tool PDF 20 Aug 14
The MILVAX-VHCN Continuous Quality Immunization Improvement Process (CQIIP) tool will provide immunization personnel with a quality control tool to assess the immunization process and ensure compliance with the eight Standards for Military Immunizations as outlined in the Department of Defense (DOD) Joint Instruction and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Immunization Recommendations
Armed Forces Immunization Healthcare
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Author: Military Vaccine Agency
The success of military vaccine programs depends heavily on vaccinators understanding, following, and implementing proper vaccine storage and handling practices to ensure vaccine potency and stability. Military and civilian medical staff that administer immunizations in clinics, medical homes, and other facilities play a critical role in improving the health of Service members and beneficiaries. The purpose of this document is to assist immunization clinics and other healthcare facilities to properly store and handle vaccines.
CDC Pink Book, Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (April 2011), 12th Edition
Guidance for Proper Storage and Handling of Vaccines
LTG Patricia D. Horoho, Surgeon General of the U.S. Army and Commanding general of U.S. Army Medical Command, speaks about the importance of vaccinations in preventing diseases.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Overview and purpose of the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the payer of last resort, which means CICP covers what remains unpaid or unpayable by other third parties, e.g., health insurance.
A Public Service Announcement by Army Surgeon General, LTG Patricia D. Horoho, about Immunization Awareness Month & the importance of the annual influenza vaccine.
VIS
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CBS News 17 Dec 14
Why more adults are getting "kids' diseases"
NBC News 26 Nov 14
First Human Ebola Vaccine Trial Shows It Seems to Work
Washington Post 19 Oct 14
The flu pandemic that came to Washington in 1918 killed 2,800, sickened many more
Author(s): National Vaccine Advisory Committee
Publication: Pediatrics 2003;112;958-963
Subject: Vaccine-General
Disease: 
General Vaccine
Author(s): DeStefano F, Price C, Weintraub E
Publication: Journal of Pediatrics
Subject: Vaccine-Safety
Disease: 
General Vaccine
Author(s): Poland GA, Shefer AM, McCaule M, Webster PS, Whitley-Williams PN, Peter G, and the National Vaccine Advisory Committee, Ad Hoc Working Group for the D
Publication: American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2003; 25(2)
Subject: Vaccine-General
Disease: 
General Vaccine
Author(s): Sulskya SI, Luippolda RS, Garman P, Hughes H, Amorosoc PJ
Publication: Vaccine 29 (2011) 6035– 6041
Subject: Vaccine-Safety
Disease: 
General Vaccine