MILITARY VACCINE AGENCY
IMMUNIZATION BASIC COURSE
Fort Wainwright, Alaska
17 July 2012
Target Audience: Appropriate course participants should be medical personnel involved primarily in
immunizations, including: LPNs, medics, healthcare specialists, immunization technicians and corpsman. Registered
Nurses and individuals identified by their command requiring this type of training are also appropriate candidates.
Course Description: The training is immunization-specific, information-intensive and performance-oriented. It
includes a review of related DoD and Service regulations, information resources, clinical techniques, vaccination
schedule interpretation, necessary documentation, vaccine safety, patient screening and education, and handling of
Mission and Objectives: The mission of the Immunization Basic Course is to train personnel unfamiliar with
immunization specific issues on the essential elements of a safe and effective immunization program using
regulations, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) guidelines and Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) recommendations for immunization practice. The course uses didactic and scenario-based,
interactive training methods to introduce, assess, plan, implement and evaluate immunization standards in realistic
environments. Major training objectives include:
- Ensure familiarity with immunization standards of practice
- Use informational and educational materials to achieve immunization standards, improve training and
- Facilitate interactive practical experiences to demonstrate implementation of recommended
immunization Clinic Quality Improvement Program
There is no fee for the course itself. Participants will be responsible for the costs and coordinating of their
individual orders, travel, lodging and meals. Course content and training CDs will be provided.
Program sponsored by the Military Vaccine (MILVAX) Agency
Points of Contact for Military Vaccine Agency (MILVAX) Agency.
Christopher D. Orose David E. English, Jr.
Phone: 703-325-6591 Phone: 253-968-2623