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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.
A Mercury article on clinical investigations into vaccine safety and effectiveness...
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A Mercury article on clinical investigations into vaccine safety and effectiveness performed by the DHA Immunization Healthcare Branch.
Author: DHA-IHB
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.
A Mercury article on how the Continuous Quality Immunization Improvement Process (CQIIP) helps military treatment facilities assess their compliance with the eight immunization standards.
Registration is now open for:
Standards for Quality Immunization Practice Course - Pensacola, FL - 22 Apr 15
Registration is now open for:
Immunization Program Leaders Course - Fort Drum, NY - 08-09 Apr 15
Registration is now open for:
Standards for Quality Immunization Practice Course - Fort Drum, NY - 07 Apr 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 14
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
02 Jan 14

Sample Q&A: General FAQs

Can I get immunizations if I am allergic to penicillin?
Generally, yes you may receive vaccines, because no licensed vaccine contains penicillin. However, it is very important to tell your healthcare provider about all of your allergies before you get any immunization. Some vaccines contain tiny amounts of other antibiotics (e.g., neomycin) that some people might be allergic to.
A Mercury article on clinical investigations into vaccine safety and effectiveness performed by the DHA Immunization Healthcare Branch.
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
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.
A Mercury article on clinical investigations into vaccine safety and effectiveness performed by the DHA Immunization Healthcare Branch.
Author: IHB
The IHB Continuous Quality Immunization Improvement Process (CQIIP) customer 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.
Author: IHB
The IHB Instruction Guide for completing the Continuous Quality Immunization Improvement Process (CQIIP) customer tool.
Author: IHB
The IHB CQIIP Reference Guide includes references for the questions asked on the CQIIP customer tool.
A Mercury article on how the Continuous Quality Immunization Improvement Process (CQIIP) helps military treatment facilities assess their compliance with the eight immunization standards.
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)
Author: IHB
The IHB Continuous Quality Immunization Improvement Process (CQIIP) customer 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.
Author: IHB
The IHB Instruction Guide for completing the Continuous Quality Immunization Improvement Process (CQIIP) customer tool.
Author: IHB
The IHB CQIIP Reference Guide includes references for the questions asked on the CQIIP customer tool.
Author: IHB
The IHB Continuous Quality Immunization Improvement Process (CQIIP) customer 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.
Author: IHB
The IHB Instruction Guide for completing the Continuous Quality Immunization Improvement Process (CQIIP) customer tool.
Author: IHB
The IHB CQIIP Reference Guide includes references for the questions asked on the CQIIP customer tool.
A Mercury article on how the Continuous Quality Immunization Improvement Process (CQIIP) helps military treatment facilities assess their compliance with the eight immunization standards.
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.
Author: DHA-IHB
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.
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.
Author: DHA-IHB
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.
Author: IHB
The IHB Continuous Quality Immunization Improvement Process (CQIIP) customer 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.
Author: IHB
The IHB Instruction Guide for completing the Continuous Quality Immunization Improvement Process (CQIIP) customer tool.
Author: IHB
The IHB CQIIP Reference Guide includes references for the questions asked on the CQIIP customer tool.
A Mercury article on how the Continuous Quality Immunization Improvement Process (CQIIP) helps military treatment facilities assess their compliance with the eight immunization standards.
Author: DHA-IHB
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.
A Mercury article on how the Continuous Quality Immunization Improvement Process (CQIIP) helps military treatment facilities assess their compliance with the eight immunization standards.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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"
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