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Tool Kit

The Ninth Edition of the Immunization Tool Kit (ITK) is now available in print exclusively for health care personnel within the Department of Defense. The ITK is a comprehensive resource booklet based on military immunization policy, national recommendations, evidenced-based, peer-reviewed published medical literature, and clinical practice guidelines. DoD health care personnel can:


A new injectable smallpox vaccine, JYNNEOS, received licensure
from the FDA in September 2019. Visit our JYNNEOS webpage for details.

Visit the 2020-2021 Seasonal Influenza Resource Center

A recent social-media rumor about anthrax vaccine and VA disability ratings is unfounded. Click here for important information regarding anthrax vaccine safety.

The Defense Health Agency Immunization Healthcare Division (DHA-IHD) supports 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:

Important Announcement

The Defense Health Agency Immunization Healthcare Division (DHA-IHD) announces two new, recurring in-person training opportunities: the two-day Immunization Lifelong Learners Course (ILLC) and the one-day Immunization Lifelong Learners Short Course (ILLSC). Individual courses will be announced here when they are opened for registration. These courses are designed to ensure health care personnel are trained in vaccine policy, vaccine safety, and effectiveness based on national and DoD guidelines. They replace the former Standards for Quality Immunization Practices Course (SQIPC) and the Immunization Program Leaders Course (IPLC), which will no longer be offered. These new courses are recommended for any health care personnel working with immunizations.

Continuing education will be available for these activities. See our Immunization Lifelong Learners Course or Short Course pages for more details and for listings of each course.

Document What's changed Date Posted 
Recommendations for Mass Immunization Events During Pandemic Conditions
An information paper with recommendations for planners of mass immunization events to consider to minimize the risk of COVID-19 or similar infectious disease transmission. This information paper is also available on our Vaccine-Preventable Diseases page. June 3, 2020
Immunization Lifelong Learners Course (ILLC)

An ILLC originally scheduled at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK, on August 14-15, 2020, has been postponed until dates to be determined. An announcement will be made here if and when it is rescheduled.

June 3, 2020
Seasonal Influenza Resource Center 2020-2021 A page with the resources you will need for the 2020-2021 influenza season. More will be added as they are published or released. May 21,2020
Immunization Lifelong Learners Course (ILLC)

An ILLC originally scheduled at Joint Base Mcguire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ, on August 1-2, 2020, has been postponed until dates to be determined. An announcement will be made here if and when it is rescheduled.

May 19, 2020
MMQC-20-1172 Disposition Instructions for 2019-2020 Influenza Virus Vaccine Disposition guidance for expired or expiring 2019-2020 influenza vaccine. May 14, 2020

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  Storage and Handling Guide 2019   Immunization Tool Kit cover  
Best Practices Immunization Cover  CDC Pink Book cover   Yellow Book 2020

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