Maintenance of personnel in a current immune status is a command
Unit personnel officers are required to check the immunization status of
each person in their units at appropriate intervals.
c. References. Technical information pertaining to immunizations, including a
list of standard Army stock items of biologicals, may be found in TB MED 114, dated 25
May 1970. Administrative requirements and procedures for implementation of the
program are contained in AR 40-562.
NOTE: Because of the nature of immunization requirements and new research data,
the information contained in this subcourse is of a general nature and reflects
requirements as of this date. For more up-to-date details, the appropriate current
publication should be consulted.
7-18. ROUTINE IMMUNIZATIONS
Routine immunizations are those that are routinely administered to all military
personnel entering on active duty for periods, in excess of 30 days. Routine
immunizations are further categorized according to specific geographical areas of the
world in which the prevalence of a particular disease warrants immunization. Routine
immunization requirements may be found in AR 40-562.
7-19. SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL
a. Adenovirus Types 4 and 7. Based on the likelihood of transmission,
adenovirus types 4 and 7 vaccines are administered orally simultaneously on a one-
time basis to recruits.
b. Cholera. Cholera vaccine is not administered routinely to either active or
reserve component personnel. Cholera vaccine is administered to military personnel,
only upon travel or deployment to countries requiring cholera vaccination as a condition
for entry or on the direction of the Surgeon General.
c. Hepatitis A. Use hepatitis A vaccine and immune globulin (IG) according to
ACIP and Service-specific guidance.
d. Hepatitis B. Current OSH blood-borne pathogen standards are followed.
Current ACIP recommendations are followed regarding the use of HBV vaccine, IG, and
hepatitis B immune globulin (HBIG) in the post-exposure prophylaxis of hepatitis B.
e. Influenza. The influenza season is defined as extending from October
through March in the Northern Hemisphere. Follow this schedule: