Course Description

The IHB Immunization Basic Course (IBC) is a one day, eight hour course designed to train personnel in the essential elements of a safe and effective immunization program using DoD regulations, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) guidelines and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for immunization practice.

Mission and Objectives:
The mission of the Immunization Basic Course is to train personnel in the essential components of a safe and effective immunization program, and to establish quality standards for vaccine administration.

Who should attend:
Participants should be medical personnel involved in immunization clinic management or the administration of vaccines, including Physician Assistants, Nurses, LPNs, medics, healthcare specialists, immunization technicians and corpsman.

Course Training Objectives
IBC Teacher
  • Identify the eight military immunization standards of practice and illustrate their use in daily clinic operations
  • Differentiate the various DoD immunization program requirements
  • Demonstrate immunization administration techniques
  • Discuss staff training and competency improvement plans
Continuing Education Credits
Upon completion of the Immunization Basic Course you may qualify for Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) credits as well Continuing Education Units for Emergency Medical Technicians. Detailed information is available on the ImzU Continuing Education Credits page.

Register for Training

Register for one of these training events by clicking on the register button and completing the on-line registration form. Please note that all applications must be validated and approved by the IHB. Email us at for more information.

There are currently no upcoming IBC's scheduled. Please check back at a later date.

** Training dates and locations on this schedule are tentative and are subject to change. Preliminary information is provided to help you reserve a space on your training calendar. Do NOT make any final TDY arrangements until you have registered for and received a course confirmation. The courses will be open for registration 45 to 90 days prior to the start of the training course, and once the event location details have been finalized.

For more information about upcoming training events, please contact your Immunization Healthcare Specialist or call IHB at (877)GET-VACC.
Request Local Training
The Immunization Basic Course Team will come to your location upon request (see attached Info Paper). For more information, please contact your IHB Immunization Healthcare Specialist or send us an email including details about your unit, timeframe, number & types of people to be trained, etc.