The latest edition of the Pink Book, published in May 2015, replaces the previous version which was released in 2012.
The 13th Edition Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, a.k.a. the "Pink Book," provides physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and others with the most comprehensive information on routinely used vaccines and the diseases they prevent.
The CDC's National Center of Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) developed and maintains HL7 Table 0292, Vaccine Administered (CVX). The link below is the most up to date value set for this table.
It includes both active and inactive vaccines available in the US. CVX codes for inactive vaccines allow transmission of historical immunization records.
When a MVX (manufacturer) code is paired with a CVX (vaccine administered) code, the specific trade named vaccine may be indicated.
CVX Code mapped to product name:
The Army Medical Department designed MEDPROS to provide for the data entry and reporting/tracking
of Medical and Dental Readiness information of Soldiers, Units, and Task Forces.
The primary users of the MEDPROS online applications are the Soldier Readiness Processing
(SRP) locations, Medical Treatment Facilities, National Guard State and Army Reserve
RRC Surgeon's Offices, and unit Commanders at all levels needing to monitor the
Medical Readiness status of their subordinate units and Soldiers. MEDPROS also provides
every Soldier with AKO alerts as to their Individual Medical Readiness status thereby
eliminating their need to obtain access to the online systems.
As an important part of the Medical Operational Data System (MODS), MEDPROS contains
the following 4 key modules:
MRRS is the Navy,
US Marine Corps and US Coast Guard’s Tool for viewing Force Medical Readiness and
immunization tracking. MRRS is a web-based, real-time application with a central
aggregating database, links with existing authoritative data systems including NSIPS
and MCTFS for personnel tracking. MRRS gives headquarters staffs and leadership
a real-time view of Force Medical Readiness and immunization status.
As a module of the USAF Aeromedical
Services Information Management System (ASIMS), AFCITA client provides the
Air Force a data management portal to all of its fixed facilities to track immunization
data for all their personnel. ASIMS Web provides the Air Force the capability to
track immunization data through a web portal for all their personnel both in fixed
or deployed facilities.
We welcome all healthcare workers to the DoD Immunization University. We are committed
to making this the most fruitful single location to access to a wide range of training
products relating to immunization services.
What is Immunization University?
An informal collection of guidelines and training resources, sponsored by the
Immunization Healthcare Branch,
to help staff make every immunization an excellent one. Designed
to enhance the skills of healthcare workers from a variety of professional and paraprofessional
backgrounds, "Immunization University" offers training on vaccine products and immunization
services through distance learning and on-site classes.
The ImzU logo, with its torch as beacon, emphasizes our educational efforts via
Immunization University, “Imz U.” Established in 2005, its motto is “Each Immunization
an Excellent One,” summarizing our obligations as leaders and clinicians in the
United States Armed Forces. The banner reads Scientia * Tutela * Salveo, referring
to our keystones of knowledge, protection, and health.
The core elements of Immunization University are available
Additional tools and courses will be added over time. Please sign up for our ListServ
which will also include updates as they become available. You may also check back
to this page regularly for the latest information on Immunization University.
The IHB ListServ is a bimonthly electronic newsletter sent to ImzU registered
users. It includes important information about DoD vaccines, immunization policies
and practices, training opportunities, and other vaccine-related information; as
well as the latest ACIP and CDC guidelines and recommendations.
Review archived copies
of these messages.