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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.

For more information on specific vaccine-preventable diseases and delivery of safe and effective immunization services, click on the disease/vaccine pages on the left-hand menu or visit our Immunization Reference Library.

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Instruction: #DoD Instruction 6200.02, DoD Instruction 6200.02: Application of FDA Rules to Department of Defense Force Health Protection Programs

This instruction updates policy and assigns responsibility for application of FDA rules to force health protection programs of the Department of Defense involving medical products required to be used under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) or an investigational new drug (IND) application.

  • Identification #: DoD Instruction 6200.02
  • Type: Instruction
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