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Immunization Healthcare Division

IHD COVID-19 VACCINE RESOURCE CENTER FOR HEALTH CARE PERSONNEL

VISIT THE 2023-2024 SEASONAL INFLUENZA RESOURCE CENTER FOR HEALTH CARE PERSONNEL

MPOX (FORMERLY MONKEYPOX) VACCINE RESOURCE CENTER


Tool Kit

The Ninth Edition of the Immunization Tool Kit is now available 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:


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

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What's New

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

Document What's changed Date Posted 
Vaccine Storage and Handling

The following documents have been updated with information on the 2023-24 COVID-19 vaccines:

Sept. 29, 2023
IHD COVID-19 Vaccine Resource Center for Health Care Personnel

The following documents have been updated with information on the 2023-24 COVID-19 vaccines:

Sept. 28, 2023
Vaccine Storage and Handling

The following documents have been updated with information on the 2023-24 COVID-19 vaccines:

Sept. 27, 2023
IHD COVID-19 Vaccine Resource Center for Health Care Personnel

The following has been updated with the latest information on the 2023-24 COVID-19 vaccine formulations:

Sept. 26, 2023
Seasonal Influenza Resource Center 2023-24

The Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Training (JKO Course Number DHA-US069) has been updated for the current influenza season. It is designed to meet seasonal influenza vaccination training requirement for medical personnel administering influenza vaccinations.

Note: If you previously took influenza vaccination training through the CDC’s You Call The Shots, that meets this requirement and there is no need to retake training in JKO. Those who previously enrolled in the JKO training but did not complete it will be automatically re-enrolled in the current module released on 21 Sept 2023.

Sept. 22, 2023
IHD COVID-19 Vaccine Resource Center for Health Care Personnel

The following has been updated with information about the 2023-24 COVID-19 vaccine formulations:

Sept. 18, 2023
Standing Orders
The booklet Standing Orders for Immunizations 2023-2024 has been updated to add the latest standing orders for influenza (adult and pediatric) and pneumococcal (pediatric) vaccines.
Sept. 15, 2023
Immunization Tool Kit

The following errata sheets have been posted for the Immunization Toolkit Ninth Edition:

Sept. 13, 2023
IHD COVID-19 Vaccine Resource Center for Health Care Personnel

The following documents have been updated:

Sept. 12, 2023
Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Guidelines

The following recommendations have been updated:

Sept. 12, 2023
Seasonal Influenza Resource Center 2023-24

The following standing orders have been updated for the 2023-24 influenza season:

Sept. 8, 2023
Standing Orders

The following standing order has been updated:

Sept. 8, 2023
Important Announcement

The Defense Health Agency Immunization Healthcare Division offers two recurring in-person and virtual training opportunities: the two-day Immunization Lifelong Learners Course and the one-day Immunization Lifelong Learners Short Course. 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 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

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Publication
Sep 13, 2023

Immunization Tool Kit 9th Edition

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A practical reference that facilitates and enhances the global delivery of quality immunization healthcare to Department of Defense beneficiaries and employees. The Defense Health Agency Immunization Healthcare Division publishes the Immunization Tool Kit based on national recommendations, evidenced-based, peer-reviewed published medical literature, ...

Reference
Aug 3, 2023

General Best Practice Guidelines for Immunization

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends routine vaccination to prevent 17 vaccine-preventable diseases that occur in infants, children, adolescents, or adults. This report provides information for clinicians and other health care providers about concerns that commonly arise when vaccinating persons of various ages.

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Medical Countermeasures for Insect-Borne Diseases: Q&A with Experts

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Countermeasures for vector-borne diseases are often offered in the military when a service member is deployed to certain parts of the world. These types of countermeasures were developed to protect from infections spread by insects, rodents, and other animals. Insect-borne diseases, such as yellow fever, tick-borne encephalitis, Japanese encephalitis, ...

Policy
Feb 27, 2023

DOD Immunization Program

Establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides procedures to establish a uniform DoD immunization program, in accordance with the authority in DoDD 6200.04 and DoD Instruction (DoDI) 1010.10.

  • Identification #: DODI 6205.02
  • Type: Instructions
Article Around MHS
Dec 19, 2022

Protect Yourself With Respiratory Illnesses on the Rise

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"Tis the season, and respiratory illnesses are on the rise. Learn critical health guidance about the viral triple threat of COVID-19, influenza, and the common cold, and the commonsense steps you can take to protect yourself and your family.

Last Updated: September 29, 2023
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