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Title: PREVENTIVE MEDICINE UPDATE - HEALTH AFFAIRS


1
PREVENTIVE MEDICINE UPDATE - HEALTH AFFAIRS
  • 18 September 2001
  • COL Benedict M. Diniega, MD, MPH
  • Program Director, Preventive Medicine
    Surveillance
  • DoD (Health Affairs/Health Operations Policy)

2
AGENDA
  • 2001-2002 Influenza Vaccine Policy
  • Tetanus-containing Vaccines
  • IOM Report on Thimerosal
  • Yellow Fever Vaccination
  • HA Crisis Response

3
INFLUENZA VACCINATION POLICY 2001-2002
  • Signed 10 Sep 01
  • 3.0 million doses from Aventis
  • 25-14 Sep, 65-5 Oct, 100-2 Nov
  • Priority to medical high risk pts, operational
    forces, direct care HCPs
  • Full-scale vaccination campaigns delayed till Nov

4
TETANUS-CONTAINING VACCINES
  • Shortage expected to continue till early 2002
  • JPMPG Consensus Statement on Prioritization for
    Immunization-4 May 01
  • Priority to persons traveling to diphtheria-risk
    countries, prophylaxis in wound management, and
    persons w/less than 3 doses vaccine with Td

5
IOM Report on Thimerosal
  • Report expected to be released o/a 20 Sep
  • Inter-Agency Vaccine Group (IAVG) preparing
    release statement, information papers, and FAQs
    for use by public health departments - to be
    shared with DoD

6
YELLOW FEVER VACCINE
  • Deaths following vaccination reported
  • MMWR Notice to Readers
  • JPMPG reviewing Service policies, CDC
    recommendations, risk information

7
HA CRISIS RESPONSE
  • OSD CCC/ESC operational since 1700 hrs, 11 Sep 01
  • HA desk manned 24/7 by HA(HOP)
  • Mission Coordinate medical issues between OSD
    and other agencies/Services (Joint Staff,
    Services, FEMA, OEP, etc)
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