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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 28 Aug 14
Most U.S. children get vaccines, but some states do better than others
DoD News 13 Aug 14
Military Health System Protects Global Health, Official Says
CNN 28 Aug 14
Human trial of experimental Ebola vaccine to start next week
CDC
CBS News 15 Aug 14
Experimental chikungunya vaccine shows promise
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.
South Dakota Medicine recently published its 2013 special edition, The Story of Immunization. The edition is devoted to an exploration of the safety and efficacy of vaccines and their importance in relation to public health. It includes articles on the history of vaccines, the science of vaccination, outbreaks, and much more.
The VERP captures the unique causes and consequences of vaccine related errors. All information is confidential and in addition is shared with the CDC and FDA. The ISMP VERP is highly recommended for all locations without access to the DoD Patient Safety Reporting (PSR) System.
CDC guidance on completing the recommended pediatric immunizations schedule during the shortage of Pentacel and Daptacel. The shortage is expected to last through summer 2012
Guidance for Vaccinating Children during 2012 Pentacel/Daptacel Shortage
Healthcare professionals are invited to join us as Amanda Lee MPH, MCHES Health Education Specialist with Travelers' Health Branch Division of Global Migration and Quarantine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shares some helpful summer travel tips that will assist you, as well as, your patients with returning healthy from your upcoming vacations. (Recorded on 16 July 2014)
Join us as Dr. Heather Crouch GSK, Medical Science Liaison - Vaccines North America Medical Affairs, presents Review of the 2014 ACIP Pediatric Immunization Schedule focusing on charts and footnotes for ages 0 through 6 years. (Recorded on 16 April 2014)
Healthcare professionals are invited to join us as we acknowledge Patient Safety Awareness and discuss "The importance of vaccine safety". LTC Jorge Carrillo, MILVAX-VHCN Acting Director will provide a brief on the latest changes and implementations within Patient Safety. (Recorded on 19 Mar 2014)
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 21 Jun 13
III MEF FORCE HEALTH PROTECTION (FHP) REQUIREMENTS 2014
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

Is it true that I cannot receive anthrax vaccine because I am allergic to latex?
Whether or not you can receive anthrax vaccine depends on the type of latex allergy you have. If you have a history of latex sensitivity or latex allergy, always inform the person who is vaccinating you before you are given a vaccine. The degree of your reaction to latex products in the past will guide your provider's decision as to whether or not you should receive the vaccine. In addition, your provider may recommend that you get further allergy testing before making a recommendation.

A history of severe life-threatening anaphylactic reaction to latex is a contraindication to anthrax vaccination.
Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
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
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Abstracted from recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
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.
Recommendations from the National Vaccine Advisory Committee
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.
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.
CDC Tool for children six years of age and younger
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 15 May 12
The MILVAX 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
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
Vaccine Safety 26 Apr 13
Immunization Action Coalition
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Immunization Action Coalition
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.
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)
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
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.
Military Vaccine Agency
Military Vaccine Agency
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
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.
2012 Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine Preventable Disease Series CDC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CNN 28 Aug 14
Human trial of experimental Ebola vaccine to start next week
CBS News 28 Aug 14
Most U.S. children get vaccines, but some states do better than others
CBS News 15 Aug 14
Experimental chikungunya vaccine shows promise
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