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IHD COVID-19 VACCINE RESOURCE CENTER FOR HEALTH CARE PERSONNEL


Note: To see the latest COVID-19 vaccine content for DOD health care personnel,
sorted by date, check "What's New" below.


COVID-19 VACCINE TRAINING MATERIALS AVAILABLE FROM THE CDC

Visit the 2021-2022 Seasonal Influenza Resource Center


Tool Kit

The Ninth Edition of the Immunization Tool Kit (ITK) is now available in print exclusively for health care personnel within the Department of Defense. The ITK is a comprehensive resource booklet based on military immunization policy, national recommendations, evidenced-based, peer-reviewed published medical literature, and clinical practice guidelines. DOD health care personnel can:


A new injectable smallpox vaccine, JYNNEOS, received licensure
from the FDA in September 2019. Visit our JYNNEOS webpage for details.

Social-media rumors about anthrax vaccine and VA disability ratings are unfounded. Click here for important information regarding anthrax vaccine safety.

The Defense Health Agency Immunization Healthcare Division (DHA-IHD) supports Department of Defense (DOD) immunization programs and provides clinical consultative services, educational support, and training resources for the entire DOD family. To learn more, visit our:

See our calendar of upcoming events

What's New

The following content has been updated within the last 30 days:

Document What's changed Date Posted 
IHD COVID-19 Vaccine Resource Center for Health Care Personnel

The following document has been updated:

June 24, 2022
Immunization Lifelong Learners Short Course (ILLSC) ILLSCs have been scheduled for Great Lakes, IL, on Sept. 14 and Sept. 15, 2022, and are now open for registration. June 24, 2022
IHD COVID-19 Vaccine Resource Center for Health Care Personnel

The following document has been added:

June 23, 2022
Immunization Lifelong Learners Course (ILLC) An ILLC has been scheduled for Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples, Italy, for Sept. 22-23, 2022, and is now open for registration. June 23, 2022
IHD COVID-19 Vaccine Resource Center for Health Care Personnel

The following documents have been updated:

June 21, 2022
IHD COVID-19 Vaccine Resource Center for Health Care Personnel

The following documents have been updated:

May 31, 2022
Standing Orders  The Standing Orders for Administering Pre-Exposure Rabies Vaccine (Adult and Pediatric) has been updated throughout with new guidance from the CDC. May 26, 2022
Rabies The information paper Rabies Disease and Rabies Vaccine has been updated throughout with new guidance from the CDC. May 25, 2022
Important Announcement

The Defense Health Agency Immunization Healthcare Division (DHA-IHD) offers two recurring in-person and virtual training opportunities: the two-day Immunization Lifelong Learners Course (ILLC) and the one-day Immunization Lifelong Learners Short Course (ILLSC). Individual courses will be announced here when they are opened for registration. These courses are designed to ensure health care personnel are trained in vaccine policy, vaccine safety, and effectiveness based on national and DOD guidelines.

Continuing education will be available for these activities. See our Immunization Lifelong Learners Course or Short Course pages for more details and for listings of each course.

Vision

A premier, responsive, patient centered organization promoting excellence in immunization health care practice and policy for service members and beneficiaries.

Mission

Support Force Health Protection and Readiness, and the Military Health System (MHS) by developing and promoting programs and services that enhance immunization effectiveness, safety, and acceptability. Provide evidence based solutions that improve immunization health care through policy implementation guidance, strategic communication, education, training, and clinical services worldwide.

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