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Immunization Healthcare Branch website moves to Health.mil | Health.mil

Immunization Healthcare Branch website moves to Health.mil | Health.mil


Immunization Healthcare Branch website moves to Health.mil

The DHA Immunization Healthcare Branch website has moved from www.vaccines.mil to www.health.mil/vaccines, which contains a wealth of immunization resources and information that aims to assist in achieving excellence in immunization healthcare.

The DHA Immunization Healthcare Branch website has moved from www.vaccines.mil to www.health.mil/vaccines, which contains a wealth of immunization resources and information that aims to assist in achieving excellence in immunization healthcare.

THe Defense Health Agency Immunization Healthcare Branch (IHB) has a new home on the web as of this week.   
As part of a Military Health System (MHS) initiative, IHB has migrated its public-facing webpage to www.health.mil/vaccines. The site promotes excellence in immunization health care practice and keeps service members and beneficiaries aware of current immunization information and policy from the services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 
IHB’s new website has noticeable changes to its look and functionality, and offers wider access to vaccine publications, fact sheets, policies and educational materials. The IHB migration supports the MHS initiative to standardize the design of webpages and consolidate websites running on different networks.   
The former IHB webpage, www.vaccines.mil, will direct visitors to www.health.mil/vaccines and ask them to save the new site as a bookmark. The old site will remain functional during the transition period, but will be fully deactivated at a time to be determined.

Army prepares to administer 1.6 million flu shots

Army Pvt. Jonathan Bowen (left), health care specialist with the 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade, provides an influenza vaccination to another Soldier.
The goal is to immunize with flu shots at least 90 percent of service members and health care professionals by Dec. 15, 2016
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Vaccines key part of Preventive Health Month

Army Col. Margaret Yacovone, Chief, Defense Health Agency-Immunization Healthcare Branch
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MMQC-16-1861 New Website URL

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Health and Safety Checklist for Back to School
This infographic provides a going back to school health and safety checklist.
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DoDEA Immunization Requirements 2016-17

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A human vaccine for the Zika virus may be coming soon

A human vaccine for the Zika virus may be coming soon
Scientists at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Silver Spring, Maryland, have developed a vaccine for the Zika virus. They received a strain of the virus from Puerto Rico in November 2015, and have since created a purified inactivated virus, like the flu shot. The vaccine is called ZPIV, and so far, it looks promising that military medical research will be a key contributor to preventing the continued spread of the Zika virus.
Related Topics: Mosquito-Borne Illnesses | Zika Virus | Immunization Healthcare | Medical Research and Development

Army researchers, Sanofi Pasteur to co-develop Zika virus vaccine

A digitally-colorized transmission electron micrograph of Zika virus, which is a member of the family Flaviviridae. Virus particles, here colored blue, are 40 nanometers in diameter with an outer envelope and an inner dense core.
A recently signed cooperative research and development agreement will allow the transfer of the Zika purified inactivated virus, or ZPIV, technology to Sanofi to explore advanced and larger-scale manufacturing and production
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Naval Health Research Center launches norovirus vaccine trial

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sterling Wold, a hospital corpsman in Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton's Family Medicine Immunizations Clinic, gives a shot to a patient. Extensive safety testing for this potential norovirus vaccine has been performed in civilian populations, but because the recruit training population regularly experiences large outbreaks of norovirus, it is a perfect place to test the effectiveness of the vaccine for the military. (U.S. Navy photo by Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Markian R. Carreon)
Currently, there is no vaccine to prevent norovirus, a highly contagious disease which causes vomiting and diarrhea
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Infographic about the HPV vaccine
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Transmission electron micrograph of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease photo)
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This image shows Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus particle envelope proteins immunolabeled with rabbit HCoV-EMC/2012 primary antibody and goat anti-rabbit 10-nanometer gold particles. (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease photo)
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Training and education are integral in entire immunization process

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administering a vaccine/shot
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A medical team straps a role-playing patient onto a stretcher during a class at the West African Preparedness Initiative in Accra, Ghana. The training was conducted by the Defense Institute for Medical Operations. (Courtesy photo)
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