Department of the Army Regulation 40-562
* BUMEDINST 6230.15B
* AFI 48110_IP
* CG COMDTINST M6230.4G

Medical Services

Immunizations and Chemoprophylaxis for the Prevention of Infectious Diseases


7 October 2013

Effective date: 7 November 2013

UNCLASSIFIED

PIN: 000011000

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History. This publication is a major revision.

Summary. This regulation for immunization and chemoprophylaxis updates quality standards for immunization delivery; establishes electronic immunization tracking systems as the preferred immunization record; provides guidance for lost immunization records, immunization credit for pre-existing immunity, and complying with regulations for vaccines and other products administered in investigational, new drug status or in accordance with emergency use authorization; describes dividing initial entry immunization into two clusters; and describes the role of the Military Vaccine Office.

Applicability. This regulation applies to the Active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve, unless otherwise stated. It also applies to the following: uniformed Departments of the Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard (including the active and reserve components of each Service); nonmilitary persons under military jurisdiction; selected Federal employees; selected employees of Department of Defense contractors; and Family members and other health care beneficiaries eligible for care within the military health care system. This regulation is applicable during mobilization.

Proponent and exception authority. The proponent of this regulation is The Surgeon General. The proponent has the authority to approve exceptions or waivers to this regulation that are consistent with controlling law and regulations. The proponent may delegate this approval authority, in writing, to a division chief within the proponent agency or its direct reporting unit or field operating agency, in the grade of colonel or the civilian equivalent. Activities may request a waiver to this regulation by providing justification that includes a full analysis of the expected benefits and must include formal review by the activity's senior legal officer. All waiver requests will be endorsed by the commander or senior leader of the requesting activity and forwarded through their higher headquarters to the policy proponent. Refer to AR 25-30 for specific guidance.

Army management control process. This regulation contains internal control provisions and identifies key internal controls that must be evaluated (see appendix E ).

Supplementation. Supplementation of this regulation and establishment of command and local forms are prohibited without prior approval from The Surgeon General (DASG-ZA), 7700 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church, VA 22041-5143.

Suggested improvements. Users are invited to send comments and suggested improvements on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) directly to The Surgeon General (DASG-ZA), 7700 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church, VA 22041-5143. Air Force users are invited to send comments and suggested improvements on AF Form 847 (Recommendations for Change of Publication) through channels to Headquarters, AFMSA/SGOP, 7700 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church, VA 22041-5143.

Distribution. This publication is available in electronic media only and is intended for command levels A, B, C, D, and E for the Active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve. Navy/Marine Corps: Ships, units, and stations having medical department personnel. Air Force: Active Air Force, the Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserve. Coast Guard: Active Coast Guard and Coast Reserves.


*This regulation supercedes AR 40-562/ BUMEDINST 6230.15A/ AFJI 48-110/CG COMDTINST M6230.4F, dated 29 September 2006.


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