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Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

Vaccines are essential to the Medically Ready Force.

Vaccines:

  • Are our best defenses against some still common and sometimes deadly diseases.
  • Prevent infections, such as tetanus, typhoid fever, measles, yellow fever, smallpox and anthrax, to name just a few.
  • Maintain the Medically Ready Force. We fight as a team. All team members must be healthy.
  • Help you return home healthy and help your family stay that way.

Vaccines are among the most important accomplishments in medicine. Vaccines have saved more lives throughout the world than any other medical invention, including antibiotics or surgery.  Only clean water has saved more lives than vaccines.

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Recommended Immunization Operations and Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic (CAC authentication required)

Note: To access this information paper, click on the button above to go to the DHA Launchpad home page. Then click the "Latest Updates COVID-19" tile, and find the information paper under "Clinical Guidance and Operational Information."

Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Recommendations

Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
Vaccine-Specific Recommendations

DD Form 3110: Routine Immunization Screening Form: Pediatric

DD Form 3111: Routine Immunization Screening Form: Adult

(NOTE: The forms above are examples. The fillable, signable forms are available for individual download at Official DoD Website for DoD Forms.)

How to Use Standing Orders for Vaccine Delivery in the Department of Defense

DHA-IHD Information Papers (Overview of disease, vaccine, policy, etc.)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Vaccine Information Statements

Food and Drug Administration-Approved Vaccine Package Inserts

TRICARE Retail Vaccination Program information

(NOTE: Be sure to call your pharmacy first to see if there are any restrictions and to make sure the vaccine you need is available. For TRICARE Benefit questions, please visit https://tricare.mil/immunizations.)

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