Course Description

This three day course is designed to train DoD Personnel and Service Members to perform a variety of tasks specific to the Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program (AVIP), the Smallpox Vaccination Program (SVP) and the DoD Influenza Vaccination Program. It includes clinical orientation, risk communications training, program policy review, immunization program quality assurance, and question and answer sessions; as well as additional lectures that provide a solid foundation for all immunization services.

Mission and Objectives:
The mission of the Immunization Leader's Course (ILC) is to train DoD healthcare personnel to provide quality immunization services, exhibit competency when participating in risk communication activities, and exercise good immunization program management techniques.

Who should attend:
Participants should be medical personnel or healthcare providers, including physicians, nurses, physician assistants, medics, corpsman, and medical supervisors of enlisted personnel. Unit members who the command considers appropriate candidates to receive training, including Public Affairs Officers and Commanders, should also attend.

Course Training Objectives
ILC Students
  • Identify the clinical policy and procedures for the DoD immunization programs
  • Differentiate methods to improve the quality of vaccine delivery within DoD
  • Develop and demonstrate techniques for immunization risk communication
  • Review the current status of DoD Immunization Programs.
Continuing Education Credits
Upon completion of the 3 day Immunization Leader's Course you may qualify for Continuing Education Credits (CME, CE & ACHE). 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 ILC'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 Leader's 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.