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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 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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Dec 6, 2023

Immunization Tool Kit 9th Edition

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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, ...

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.

Last Updated: November 08, 2023
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