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A new injectable smallpox vaccine, JYNNEOS, received licensure
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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 
Influenza, Southern Hemisphere

The following documents have been updated with information about the Southern Hemisphere influenza vaccine:

February 11, 2020
Immunization Lifelong Learners Course (ILLC)
The following ILLCs are now open for registration: Landstuhl, Germany (April 29-30, 2020); Fort Stewart, GA (May 12-13, 2020); and Fort Belvoir, VA (June 10-11, 2020). An ILLC to be held at Joint Base Mcguire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ, on August 1-2, 2020, has also been scheduled, and another announcement will be made when it is opened for registration. February 6, 2020
Immunization Lifelong Learners Short Course (ILLSC)
An ILLSC to be conducted at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT, on June 3, 2020, is now open for registration. February 6, 2020
DoD Clinical Guidelines for Post-Smallpox Vaccine Associated Myopericarditis This algorithm has been updated throughout. Please see Appendix A of the document for a summary of changes. February 6, 2020
Immunization Tool Kit The Ninth Edition of DHA-IHD's Immunization Tool Kit has been updated throughout. February 4, 2020
Influenza, Southern Hemisphere Information and resources for Southern Hemisphere influenza and vaccine. More resources will be added as they become available. February 4, 2020
Vaccine Schedules The CDC's 2020 Recommended Immunization Schedules for all age groups are now available. February 4, 2020
Immunization Lifelong Learners Course (ILLC)
An ILLC to be conducted at MacDill Air Force Base, on April 22-23, 2020, is now open for registration.
January 22, 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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