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Immunization Healthcare Division

The Defense Health Agency Immunization Healthcare Division supports DOD immunization programs and provides clinical consultative services, educational support, and training resources for the entire DOD family.

 

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Overview of IHD resources

IHD promotes a wealth of resourcesOpens health.mil on vaccine-preventable diseases and delivery of safe and effective immunization services. See the following vaccine-specific Resource Center pages:


Tool Kit

The printed version of the Immunization Tool Kit Ninth Edition is being phased out, but an up-to-date electronic ITK is available 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:


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Publication
Dec 6, 2023

Immunization Tool Kit 9th Edition

.PDF | 5.10 MB

A practical reference that facilitates and enhances the global delivery of quality immunization healthcare to Department of Defense beneficiaries and employees. The Defense Health Agency Immunization Healthcare Division publishes the Immunization Tool Kit based on national recommendations, evidenced-based, peer-reviewed published medical literature, ...

Reference
Aug 3, 2023

General Best Practice Guidelines for Immunization

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends routine vaccination to prevent 17 vaccine-preventable diseases that occur in infants, children, adolescents, or adults. This report provides information for clinicians and other health care providers about concerns that commonly arise when vaccinating persons of various ages.

Article
Jun 23, 2023

Medical Countermeasures for Insect-Borne Diseases: Q&A with Experts

A female Aedes aegypti mosquito

Countermeasures for vector-borne diseases are often offered in the military when a service member is deployed to certain parts of the world. These types of countermeasures were developed to protect from infections spread by insects, rodents, and other animals. Insect-borne diseases, such as yellow fever, tick-borne encephalitis, Japanese encephalitis, ...

Policy
Feb 27, 2023

DODI 6205.02 DOD Immunization Program

Establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides procedures to establish a uniform DoD immunization program, in accordance with the authority in DoDD 6200.04 and DoD Instruction (DoDI) 1010.10.

  • Identification #: DODI 6205.02
  • Type: Instructions
Article Around MHS
Dec 19, 2022

Protect Yourself With Respiratory Illnesses on the Rise

Military medical personnel administering vaccine

"Tis the season, and respiratory illnesses are on the rise. Learn critical health guidance about the viral triple threat of COVID-19, influenza, and the common cold, and the commonsense steps you can take to protect yourself and your family.

Video
Oct 4, 2022

Get Your Flu Shot

Military personnel giving the flu shot

Rear Adm. Brandon L. Taylor, Director of DHA Public Health, discusses how vaccines greatly reduce the risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death. "An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure." Lets us join Rear Adm. Taylor this year to get informed on how vaccines can minimize the dangers of flu.

Last Updated: November 08, 2023
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