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Immunization Awareness Month 2017

Immunization Awareness Month 2017

Immunization programs are one of the top public health achievements of the 20th century. Routine immunization leads to drastic reductions in the prevalence of common diseases, and has led to global eradication of smallpox and the elimination of polio in the U.S. However, due to ease of international travel and vaccine hesitancy, we still see outbreaks of some vaccine preventable diseases, such as measles. Please see below for all the resources you'll need to ensure that our beneficiaries are aware of the importance of vaccines, and they are immunized, as recommended by national guidelines.

Recommended Vaccine Schedules
Vaccine Recommendations by Military Area of Responsibility
CDC Yellow Book 2018: Health Information for International Travel
Article: Immunizations provide the ounce of prevention delivering the pound of cure
Policy: Immunizations and Chemoprophylaxis for the Prevention of Infectious Diseases
DHA-IHB Vaccine Storage and Handling Guide
Find out what immunizations TRICARE covers
Find a Military Hospital or Clinic
Find a participating TRICARE network retail pharmacy
Poster: Vaccine Usage in Military Medicine: The forefront of disease prevention

Each week of National Immunization Awareness Month 2017 focuses on a different stage of the lifespan. Click on the corresponding icon below for more information about specific groups:

Week 1 (31 July-6 August), Babies and Young Children:

NIAM Week 1

Week 2 (7-13 August), Pregnant Women:

NIAM Pregnant Women

Week 3 (14-20 August), Adults:

NIAM Week 3

Week 4 (21-27 August), Preteens and Teens:

NIAM Week 4

Back-To-School Resources:


Source: National Public Health Information Coalition

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