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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.

Click the following for more information:

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

General Best Practice Guidelines for Vaccine Administration

Administering Vaccines to Adults: Dose, Route, Site, and Needle Size

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

Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Guidelines

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