This 5.5-week course's mission is to train medics, corpsmen, and nurses to provide
immunization and allergy services. The first 10 days are spent in the classroom
learning the basic information and procedures. After the classroom phase, the hands-on
training begins at the clinical sites including Joint Base Andrews-NAF Washington,
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Bethesda, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital,
and Fort Meade. Students complete skill evaluations with 100% accuracy as well
as pass the written final exam.
The course is open to uniformed military personnel and DoD civilian nursing personnel
who will be providing direct immunization and allergy patient care. Please click
on the tabs below to see service-specific eligibility requirements.
Human Resources Company makes the decision for Active Duty, Guard, and Reserve Soldiers
to attend the course so, please do not contact the course in regards to your enrollment.
For Active Duty Navy, the Course NCOIC/Instructors will select candidates for each
class based on seats availability. All active duty personnel selected to attend
must meet all the prerequisites listed below under the service requirement.
For Department of Defense (DoD) personnel, the program director will select candidates for each class based on seats of opportunity. All personnel selected to attend must meet all the prerequisites listed below under service requirement.
The Walter Reed Immunization/Allergy Course does not decide who attends the Course,
nor does it have any say on assignment location for AF personnel. This decision
is made by AFMPC Randolph AFB, TX, and will require a packet submission. Contact
your local MPF for further details.
Immunology/Allergy Specialty Course
Building 512 Forest Glen Annex
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Phone: 301-295-7435, DSN: 295-7435
DSN Fax: 295-7818 Comm. Fax: 301-319-7818
MSgt Jones, NCOIC Blackberry: 202-903-6229
This 9 week course (#6a-F5) is designed to provide Army Medical Department (AMEDD)
officers with the skills and knowledge to function in preventive medicine specialty
areas at an entry level. The course is tailored to provide uniquely different training
to six specialty officer groups:
Course content includes the following areas: community health practices, communicable
and infectious diseases, operational preventive medicine, epidemiology, statistics,
medical entomology, industrial hygiene, health physics, sanitary engineering, and
environmental science. Preventive medicine core topics provide a broad overview
of each of the specialty areas for all students, preparing them to function as part
of a multi-disciplinary team. Each specialty group also receives additional instruction
in appropriate specialty topics, preparing them to function independently at an
entry level within their specialties. A three-day field training exercise will occur
at the end of the course.
Self-paced distance learning courses for all military personnel, federal government
employees, and contractors who are involved in immunization healthcare delivery.
Currently there are 53 courses from which to choose. You will have the opportunity
to earn credit hours.