Training Opportunities
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ImzU - On-Demand Training
Who Should Watch
These presentations are directed primarily towards a military audience, but are open to everyone with a MILVAX-VHCN Immunization University (ImzU) Account, via the MyImzU interface. The primary audience for these presentations are those responsible for and involved in DoD vaccination programs; health care providers, vaccinators and clinic supervisors from immunization clinics, logisticians, preventive medicine specialists and those involved in local immunization policy development, hospital training departments and other healthcare staff interested in increasing their immunization knowledge.
Curricula
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Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Training 2014-15
     This is a 5 module online course, plus quiz, that will provide Military Healthcare Personnel with important and comprehensive information concerning the influenza vaccine.
07 Aug 14
Storage & Handling Training
     This is a 4 module online course (note that the second module has been split in two parts), plus quiz, that will provide military healthcare personnel that administer immunizations with the proper vaccine storage and handling procedures that should be followed to ensure vaccine potency and stability.
21 Feb 14
DoD Smallpox Vaccination Training
     This is an 8 module online course designed to satisfy the DoD approved smallpox training requirement for medical personnel administering smallpox vaccinations.
10 Sep 12
Adenovirus Vaccine Training
     This is a 3 module online course (plus quiz) that will provide Military Healthcare Personnel with important and comprehensive information concerning the adenovirus vaccine.
18 Oct 11
Courses
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Smallpox Vaccine - Individuals Brief
     Training for individuals about to receive the smallpox vaccine; covering policy, the risks/benefits associated with the smallpox vaccine, situations where you should not receive the vaccine, expected response at the smallpox vaccination site, and post-vaccination site care. Also includes info on possible vaccine side effects.
23 Jun 14
National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
     MILVAX Webcast by Dr. Geoffrey Evans, 15 Jul 2010
12 Aug 10
Anthrax Vaccine - Individuals Briefing
     Includes AVIP key messages, current policy, the threat, the disease and the vaccine, dosage schedule and route of administration, exemptions and adverse reactions.
18 Aug 09
Anthrax Vaccine - Health Care Providers Briefing
     Includes AVIP key messages, current policy, the threat, the disease and the vaccine, dosage schedule and route of administration, exemptions, adverse reactions, storage and handling of the vaccine, and documentation.
18 Aug 09
Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)
     On-Demand version of the VAERS webcast; presented by Dr. Limone Collins on 19 Feb 09.
25 Feb 09
ImzU - Webcasts
Course Description

MILVAX-VHCN is hosting a series of webcasts on vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases of military interest. Our goal is to provide an engaging series of live, on-line training events. Our presenters will include both military and civilian experts, speaking on topics of interest to the "Vaccine" community.

These presentations are directed primarily towards a military audience, but are open to everyone with a MILVAX-VHCN Immunization University (ImzU) Account, via the MyImzU interface. The presentation schedule will be available several months in advance, however registration for each monthly webcast will opened only after completion of the current months event.

The sessions will be approximately 45-60 minutes long, and consist of a 30-45 minute presentation, followed up by a question and answer segment. They will be streamed live to your computer desktop via Adobe Connect. The audio will be available only via VOIP.

Who Should Attend
The primary audience for these presentations are those responsible for and involved in DoD vaccination programs; health care providers, vaccinators and clinic supervisors from immunization clinics, logisticians, preventive medicine specialists and those involved in local immunization policy development, hospital training departments and other healthcare staff interested in increasing their immunization knowledge.
MILVAX-VHCN Webcast Schedule
Currently, there are no ImzU Webcasts available. Please check back at a later date.
ImzU - Archived Webcasts
Course Description

MILVAX-VHCN is hosting a series of webcasts on vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases of military interest. Our goal is to provide an engaging series of live, on-line training events. Our presenters will include both military and civilian experts, speaking on topics of interest to the "Vaccine" community.

These presentations are directed primarily towards a military audience, but are open to everyone with a MILVAX-VHCN Immunization University (ImzU) Account, via the MyImzU interface. Below please find a list of archived webcasts.

The sessions are each approximately 45-60 minutes long.

Who Should Attend

The primary audience for these presentations are those responsible for and involved in DoD vaccination programs; health care providers, vaccinators and clinic supervisors from immunization clinics, logisticians, preventive medicine specialists and those involved in local immunization policy development, hospital training departments and other healthcare staff interested in increasing their immunization knowledge.  

Available Training
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Updates on Polio Disease and Vaccine - Archived Webcast
     Healthcare professionals are invited to join us as we discuss "Updates on Polio Disease and Vaccine." Mrs. Ellyn W. Ogden, MPH, USAID Worldwide Polio Eradication Coordinator, will provide information on clinical features, ACIP recommendations, policy updates and issues/challenges. (Recorded on 27 Aug 2014)
Healthcare professionals are invited to join us as we discuss "Updates on Polio Disease and Vaccine." Mrs. Ellyn W. Ogden, MPH, USAID Worldwide Polio Eradication Coordinator, will provide information on clinical features, ACIP recommendations, policy updates and issues/challenges. (Recorded on 27 Aug 2014) 27 Aug 14
Protecting Against Japanese Encephalitis - Archived Webcast
     Healthcare professionals are invited to join us as we discuss the importance of protecting yourself and others against Japanese Encephalitis. COL Heechoon Lee and Dr. Terry Klein, will provide information on clinical features, ACIP recommendations, and issues/challenges faced by anyone in infected areas. (Recorded on 30 July 2014)
Healthcare professionals are invited to join us as we discuss the importance of protecting yourself and others against Japanese Encephalitis. COL Heechoon Lee and Dr. Terry Klein, will provide information on clinical features, ACIP recommendations, and issues/challenges faced by anyone in infected areas. (Recorded on 30 July 2014) 30 Jul 14
Helpful Summer Travel Tips - Archived Webcast
     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)
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) 16 Jul 14
Updates in HPV in Men's Health - Archived Webcast
     Healthcare professionals are invited to join us as we acknowledge Men's Health month and discuss "Updates in Human Papillomavirus (HPV) in Men's Heath." LTC Casey J. Geaney, MD, FAAP, FAAAAI, MC Chief, Allergy-Immunology-Immunizations Service Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, USUHS Walter Reed National Military Medical Center- Bethesda will provide information on clinical features, ACIP recommendations, policy updates and issues/challenges. (Recorded on 18 Jun 2014)
Healthcare professionals are invited to join us as we acknowledge Men's Health month and discuss "Updates in Human Papillomavirus (HPV) in Men's Heath." LTC Casey J. Geaney, MD, FAAP, FAAAAI, MC Chief, Allergy-Immunology-Immunizations Service Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, USUHS Walter Reed National Military Medical Center- Bethesda will provide information on clinical features, ACIP recommendations, policy updates and issues/challenges. (Recorded on 18 Jun 2014) 18 Jun 14
2014 Hepatitis A Vaccine Updates - Archived Webcast
     Healthcare professionals are invited to join us as we acknowledge Hepatitis Awareness and discuss "2014 Hepatitis A Vaccine Updates". COL Susan Fraser, MD, Chief, Infectious Disease Clinic will provides information on clinical features, ACIP recommendations, policy updates and issues/challenges. (Recorded on 21 May 2014)
Healthcare professionals are invited to join us as we acknowledge Hepatitis Awareness and discuss "2014 Hepatitis A Vaccine Updates". COL Susan Fraser, MD, Chief, Infectious Disease Clinic will provides information on clinical features, ACIP recommendations, policy updates and issues/challenges. (Recorded on 21 May 2014) 21 May 14
Review of the 2014 ACIP Pediatric Immunization Schedule
     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)
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) 16 Apr 14
The Importance of Vaccine Safety - Archived Webcast
     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)
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) 19 Mar 14
Pneumococcal Vaccine Update 2014 - Archived Webcast
     Healthcare professionals are invited to join us as we discuss "Pneumococcal Vaccine Update 2014". COL Margaret Yacovone will provide information on clinical features, ACIP recommendations, policy updates and issues/challenges. (Recorded on 19 Feb 2014)
Healthcare professionals are invited to join us as we discuss "Pneumococcal Vaccine Update 2014". COL Margaret Yacovone will provide information on clinical features, ACIP recommendations, policy updates and issues/challenges. (Recorded on 19 Feb 2014) 19 Feb 14
Hepatitis B Vaccine update 2013
     Healthcare professionals are invited to join us as we discuss "Hepatitis B (HepB) Vaccine update 2013". LTC Viet-Nhan Nguyen will provide information on clinical features, ACIP recommendations, policy updates and issues/challenges. (Recorded on 20 Nov 2013)
Healthcare professionals are invited to join us as we discuss "Hepatitis B (HepB) Vaccine update 2013". LTC Viet-Nhan Nguyen will provide information on clinical features, ACIP recommendations, policy updates and issues/challenges. (Recorded on 20 Nov 2013) 20 Nov 13
Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) Vaccination Updates 2013
     Healthcare professionals are invited to join us as we discuss Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) Vaccination Updates. Maj Troy W. Baker, USAF, MC (Director of Medical Education, 779th Medical Group, Chief, Allergy/Immunology) will provide information on clinical features, ACIP recommendations, policy updates, and issues/challenges. (Recorded on 16 Oct 2013)
Healthcare professionals are invited to join us as we discuss Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) Vaccination Updates. Maj Troy W. Baker, USAF, MC (Director of Medical Education, 779th Medical Group, Chief, Allergy/Immunology) will provide information on clinical features, ACIP recommendations, policy updates, and issues/challenges. (Recorded on 16 Oct 2013) 16 Oct 13
HPV and the HPV Vaccine - Archived Webcast
     Learn about HPV and the HPV Vaccine; an interactive webcast, presented by Jay Montgomery, MD, of the VHC - Portsmouth.
Learn about HPV and the HPV Vaccine; an interactive webcast, presented by Jay Montgomery, MD, of the VHC - Portsmouth. 21 Aug 08
Pediatric Vaccines - Archived Webcast
     Pediatric Vaccines, presented by Jitu Modi, MD, of the Naval Health Clinic - Annapolis
Pediatric Vaccines, presented by Jitu Modi, MD, of the Naval Health Clinic - Annapolis 17 Jul 08
Immunization Leader's Course (ILC)
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


There are currently no ILC's open for registration. Please check back at a later date.

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 MILVAX-VHCN. Email us at DoDVaccines@mail.mil for more information.

RegionImmunization Leader's Course LocationStart Date End Date
CONUSNorth Chicago, IL 05 Nov 14 07 Nov 14

** 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 MILVAX-VHCN 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 MILVAX-VHCN Immunization Healthcare Specialist or send us an email including details about your unit, timeframe, number & types of people to be trained, etc.
Immunization Basic Course (IBC)
Course Description

The MILVAX-VHCN 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

There are currently no IBC's open for registration. Please check back at a later date.
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 MILVAX-VHCN. Email us at DoDVaccines@mail.mil for more information.
RegionImmunization Basic Course LocationStart Date End Date
CONUSNorth Chicago, IL 04 Nov 14 04 Nov 14

** 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 MILVAX-VHCN 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 MILVAX-VHCN Immunization Healthcare Specialist or send us an email including details about your unit, timeframe, number & types of people to be trained, etc.
Healthcare professionals are invited to join us as we discuss Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) Vaccination Updates. Maj Troy W. Baker, USAF, MC (Director of Medical Education, 779th Medical Group, Chief, Allergy/Immunology) will provide information on clinical features, ACIP recommendations, policy updates, and issues/challenges. (Recorded on 16 Oct 2013)