CONTINUOUS QUALITY IMMUNIZATION IMPROVEMENT PROCESS
What is the Continuous Quality Immunization Improvement Process?
CQIIP

The Continuous Quality Immunization Improvement Process (CQIIP) is an adaptation of the March 2000, Quality Standards and Guidance for Program Evaluation in Adult Immunization Programs in Non-traditional Settings, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Department of Defense (DOD) adopted these standards and incorporated them within the Joint Instruction on Immunization and Chemoprophylaxis (Army Regulation 40–562, BUMEDINST 6230.15B, AFI 48–110_IP, CG COMDTINST M6230.4G) as the eight Standards for Military Immunizations. The standards are located in Appendix B of the Joint Instruction.

The Military Vaccine Agency - Vaccine Healthcare Centers Network (MILVAX-VHCN) further developed the immunization guidance and created a user-friendly tool to assist facilities in assessing their compliance with the immunization standards, ensuring that they use the best clinical practices when administering vaccines.

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What is the CQIIP Tool?

The tool asks questions about each of the eight standards to help identify areas of improvement and provide the healthcare personnel with a quick evaluation of their immunization administration processes. The CQIIP tool is the first step in the CQIIP process.

The CQIIP tool may also be used by the Services as a quality improvement mechanism to ensure immunizations are administered in accordance with DOD policies and the CDC's General Recommendations on Immunizations: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunizations Practice (ACIP).

For additional information see the instructions for the preparing the CQIIP tool.

How can I download the CQIIP Tool and instructions?
This 2-Stage tool is to be used to assist immunization operations in meeting compliance with the standards for military immunization IAW the Department of Defense (DOD) Joint Instruction (Army Regulation 40–562, BUMEDINST 6230.15B, AFI 48–110_IP, CG COMDTINST M6230.4G) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) General Recommendations on Immunizations. Please note this tool is not intended to be used for inspection purposes. This product 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
Where can I get help with the Continuous Quality Immunization Improvement Process?
Your MILVAX-VHCN Immunization Healthcare Specialist (IHS) can help you with any questions regarding the eight standards for military immunizations or in completing the CQIIP tool. To locate your IHS click on the below map or you can contact MILVAX-VHCN headquarters at DoDVaccines@mail.mil or 1-877-438-8222.

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