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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:

What's New

The following documents have been updated within the past 30 days:

Important Announcement

The Defense Health Agency Immunization Healthcare Division (DHA-IHD) announces two new, recurring in-person 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. They replace the former Standards for Quality Immunization Practices Course (SQIPC) and the Immunization Program Leaders Course (IPLC), which will no longer be offered. These new courses are recommended for any health care personnel working with immunizations.

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.

Document What's changed Date Posted 

Pediatric and Adult Influenza Screening and Immunization Documentation form

Updated to add Privacy Act statement. October 10, 2019
Immunization Lifelong Learners Course (ILLC) Several courses have been scheduled for fiscal year 2020. Further announcements will be made when each course opens for registration. October 3, 2019
Vaccine package inserts
The package insert for the Menveo meningococcal vaccine has been updated. 
September 27, 2019
Immunization Lifelong Learners Short Course (ILLSC) The following ILLSC has been opened for registration: Fort Meade, MD, November 21, 2019.
September 25, 2019
Vaccine package inserts The package insert for the 2019-20 Flucelvax quadrivalent influenza vaccine has been updated. This document has also been added to the 2019-20 Seasonal Influenza Resource Center.
September 23, 2019
Vaccine package inserts
The package insert for Fluzone High-Dose influenza vaccine for the 2019-20 season has been added. This document has also been added to the 2019-20 Seasonal Influenza Resource Center.
September 16, 2019

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.

Immunization Resources

Joint Regulation screenshot   Storage and Handling 2017 cover     
Best Practices Immunization Cover  CDC Pink Book cover   Yellow Book 2020

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