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The Defense Health Agency Immunization Healthcare Branch (DHA-IHB) supports all 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:

Document What's changed Date Posted 
Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Training training course New training course on Joint Knowledge Online (JKO), which is designed to prepare healthcare personnel to administer influenza vaccinations and perform required administrative tasks in support of the DOD and USCG's Influenza Vaccination Program. This curriculum meets the seasonal influenza vaccination training requirement for medical personnel administering influenza vaccinations. IHB courses available on JKO can be found on our Online Training page.
August 16, 2018
Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Cold Chain Management for Logistical Personnel training course New training course on Joint Knowledge Online (JKO), which is designed to help provide non-clinical personnel (i.e. pharmacy, logistics, and support staff) with important and comprehensive information concerning storage and handling of the influenza vaccine. IHB courses available on JKO can be found on our Online Training page. August 16, 2018
2018-19 Seasonal Influenza Resource Center A central repository for clinical and policy guidance, training, and other resources for the 2018-19 influenza season. More documents will be added as they become available. August 15, 2018
Operational Infectious Diseases Weekly Update
The latest update from the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC), with 2018 infectious disease surveillance data through August 9, 2018.
August 13, 2018
Vaccine package inserts The package insert for RabAvert rabies vaccine has been updated to add information in the Contraindications, Warnings, Precautions, Adverse Reactions, and Dosage and Administration sections. August 13, 2018
Operational Infectious Diseases Weekly Update
The latest update from the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC), with 2018 infectious disease surveillance data through August 2, 2018. August 3, 2018

Progress Toward Poliomyelitis Eradication — Afghanistan, January 2017–May 2018

The annual number of reported wild poliovirus cases in Afghanistan, one of three countries where transmission continues, has remained steady since 2016. Access to children for immunization campaigns improved during 2017 through early 2018 but worsened in May 2018 in security-challenged areas.

August 3, 2018
Smallpox Disease and Vaccine training course New training course on Joint Knowledge Online (JKO), which includes history of the smallpox disease, policies governing the vaccine program, clinical features of smallpox disease, smallpox vaccine screening, storage and handling of smallpox vaccine, vaccine administration, and care of smallpox vaccination site. IHB courses available on JKO can be found on our Online Training page.
August 1, 2018
Varicella and Herpes Zoster (Shingles) Diseases and Vaccines training course New training course on Joint Knowledge Online (JKO), which includes varicella overview, varicella vaccine, varicella zoster, varicella zoster vaccines and anti-viral therapies, indications and precautions for vaccine administration, and vaccine storage and handling. IHB courses available on JKO can be found on our Online Training page.
August 1, 2018
Hepatitis A Disease and Vaccine training course

New training course on Joint Knowledge Online (JKO), which includes Hepatitis A overview, Hepatitis A vaccine, vaccine indications and precautions for Hepatitis A vaccine administration. IHB courses available on JKO can be found on our Online Training page.

August 1, 2018
Hepatitis B Disease and Vaccine training course

New training course on Joint Knowledge Online (JKO), which includes Hepatitis B overview, Heptatitis B vaccine, indications and precautions for Hepatitis B vaccine administration, storage and handling of Hepatitis B vaccine, and vaccine administration. IHB courses available on JKO can be found on our Online Training page.

August 1, 2018
Influenza Vaccine Product List and Age Groups 2018-19
A list of available influenza vaccines for the 2018-19 influenza season, how they are supplied, age indications, and other information.
August 1, 2018
Measles Outbreak: Lessons Learned webinar An August 7, 2018 webinar from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, which will discuss measles epidemiology and lessons learned from a recent measles outbreak in the U.S.
July 31, 2018
Talking with Parents about Vaccines for Infants webinar An August 14, 2018 webinar from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, which will discuss new resources to help healthcare professionals engage with parents.
July 31, 2018
DoDEA Immunization Requirements School Year 2018-19
Students who enroll in Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools are required to meet specific immunization requirements. July 31, 2018
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) Diseases and Vaccines training course New training course on Joint Knowledge Online (JKO), which includes clinical disease reviews, vaccines, indications and precautions for vaccination, storage and handling of vaccines, and vaccine administration. IHB courses available on JKO can be found on our Online Training page.
July 30, 2018
Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (Tdap) Diseases and Vaccines training course New training course on Joint Knowledge Online (JKO), which includes clinical disease reviews, vaccines, indications and precautions for vaccination, storage and handling of vaccines, and vaccine administration. IHB courses available on JKO can be found on our Online Training page.
July 30, 2018
Mumps Outbreaks at Four Universities — Indiana, 2016

In 2016, large mumps outbreaks occurred at four Indiana universities. At some universities documentation of receipt of 2 doses of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (MMR) was not available and required substantial personnel time to verify.

July 30, 2018
MMQC-18-1971 Current Yellow Fever Vaccine Inventory-Suspense 10 August 2018

All immunization sites are to report their inventory of yellow fever vaccine, even if they have on-hand zero balance, by August 10, 2018.

July 30, 2018
Haemophilus Influenzae type b (Hib) Disease and Vaccine training course New training course on Joint Knowledge Online (JKO), which includes Hib overview, Hib vaccine, indications and precautions for Hib administration, storage and handling of Hib vaccine, and vaccine administration. IHB courses available on JKO can be found on our Online Training page.
July 30, 2018
Adenovirus Disease and Vaccine training course New training course on Joint Knowledge Online (JKO), which includes clinical disease reviews, vaccines, indications and precautions for vaccination, storage and handling of vaccines, and vaccine administration. IHB courses available on JKO can be found on our Online Training page.
July 24, 2018
Rabies Disease and Vaccine training course New training course on Joint Knowledge Online (JKO), which includes an overview of rabies, rabies vaccine, indications and precautions for vaccine administration, storage and handling of the rabies vaccine, and vaccine administration. IHB courses available on JKO can be found on our Online Training page. July 20, 2018
Operational Infectious Diseases Weekly Update

The latest update from the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC), with 2018 infectious disease surveillance data through July 19, 2018.

July 20, 2018

Notes from the Field: Widespread Transmission of Circulating Vaccine-Derived Poliovirus Identified by Environmental Surveillance and Immunization Response — Horn of Africa, 2017–2018

A report detailing the surveillance and response to outbreaks of vaccine-derived polio in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia. July 20, 2018

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    Best Practices Immunization Cover   Storage and Handling 2017 cover  CDC Pink Book cover   Yellow Book 2018

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