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Staff can easily confuse the vaccines within the storage unit. Labeling the bin where the vaccine is stored can help staff quickly locate and choose the correct product – perhaps preventing a vaccine administration error.
Author: DHA-IHB
The success of military vaccine programs depends heavily on vaccinators understanding, following, and implementing proper vaccine storage and handling practices to ensure vaccine potency and stability. Military and civilian medical staff that administer immunizations in clinics, medical homes, and other facilities play a critical role in improving the health of Service members and beneficiaries. The purpose of this document is to assist immunization clinics and other healthcare facilities to properly store and handle vaccines.
Author: IHB
The IHB Continuous Quality Immunization Improvement Process (CQIIP) customer tool 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.
Author: IHB
The IHB Instruction Guide for completing the Continuous Quality Immunization Improvement Process (CQIIP) customer tool.
Author: IHB
The IHB CQIIP Reference Guide includes references for the questions asked on the CQIIP customer tool.
A Mercury article on how the Continuous Quality Immunization Improvement Process (CQIIP) helps military treatment facilities assess their compliance with the eight immunization standards.
Author: DHA-IHB
Immunization Tool Kit (8th Edition) by the Immunization Healthcare Branch, Defense Health Agency.  Updated 31 Mar 2015.
The Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit (May 2014) is a comprehensive resource for providers on vaccine storage and handling recommendations and best practice strategies. It includes considerations for equipment both storage units and thermometers, strategies for maintaining the cold chain, routine storage and handling practices, inventory management and emergency procedures for protecting vaccine inventories.
Military Vaccine Agency
Military Vaccine Agency
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Abstracted from recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
EpiPen® and EpiPen Jr® Auto-Injectors (0.3 and 0.15 mg epinephrine) are for the emergency treatment of severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) caused by allergens, exercise, or unknown triggers; and for patients who are at increased risk for these reactions.
Vaccine Healthcare Centers Network
Includes 3 diagrams: Freezer, Refrigerator, and Combination Unit Refrigerator Setup Diagrams. Adapted by MILVAX from examples developed by the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch.
CDC Pink Book, Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (April 2011), 12th Edition
Military Vaccine Agency
Vaccine Storage and Handling Handouts
Brochure highlighting immunization training opportunities
Blueprint for Success
MILVAX Webcast by Dr. Geoffrey Evans on 15 Jul 2010
Author: Paul A. Offit, MD
Keynote Speaker Presentation, as presented at the MILVAX Annual Refresher 16 JUN 2010
On-Demand version of the VAERS webcast; presented by Dr. Limone Collins on 19 Feb 09.
From the Deputy Director of the MILVAX Agency
Downloadable and printable stickers
Downloadable and printable stickers
Printing Instructions
Word Scramble Puzzle
Word Find Puzzle
A list of vaccination resources every practice should have