Distance Learning Online Immunization Courses
Self-paced distance learning courses for all military personnel, federal government employees, and contractors who are involved in immunization healthcare delivery. Currently there are 53 courses from which to choose. You will have the opportunity to earn credit hours.
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Troubleshooting Guide for Project Immune Readiness (PIR) Courses
This guide applies only to persons using the military PIR site: https://vhcprojectimmunereadiness.com/
Issue: Forgotten login and/or password
Solution: If you have forgotten your password, you can click on the reset password link. If this does not work or if you have also forgotten your login, please call for assistance at 571-231-1519 M-F, 8 AM - 4 PM (Eastern Time) or email us by clicking here.
Issue: Login/Password not working
Solution: You may be using the wrong login or password. You can click on the reset password link to have a new password created. If this does not work, call for assistance at 571-231-1519, M-F, 8 AM - 4 PM (Eastern Time) or email us by clicking here.
Issue: Question or comment about course content
Solution: On each page throughout the course there is a comment button on the top menu bar. Click on this button, type in the requested information and click submit. This information is forwarded to the content experts for the course for review.
Issue: Part of course or test not working properly or other technical issues
Solution: Call for assistance at 571-231-1519, M-F, 8 AM - 4 PM (Eastern Time) or email us by clicking here.
Troubleshooting Guide for Project Immune Readiness (PIR) Courses on Civilian Site
This guide applies only to persons using the civilian PIR site: http://www.vhcpir.org
Issue: Forgotten or non- working login and/or password or other technical issues
Solution: If you are Navy personnel instructed to use this site, please call (757) 284-2047 M-F, 10 AM - 4 PM (Eastern Time). If this does not work or if you have also forgotten your login, call for assistance at 407-648-4857, M-F, between 10 AM - 4 PM (Eastern Time).
Classroom Immunization Instruction
Allergy and Immunizations Program
This 5.5-week course's mission is to train medics, corpsmen, and nurses to provide immunization and allergy services. The first 10 days are spent in the classroom learning the basic information and procedures. After the classroom phase, the hands-on training begins at the clinical sites including Joint Base Andrews-NAF Washington, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Bethesda, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, and Fort Meade. Students complete skill evaluations with 100% accuracy as well as pass the written final exam.
The course is open to uniformed military personnel and DoD civilian nursing personnel who will be providing direct immunization and allergy patient care. Please click on the links below to see service-specific eligibility requirements.
Immunology/Allergy Specialty Course
Building 512 Forest Glen Annex
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Phone: 301-295-7435, DSN: 295-7435
DSN Fax: 295-7818 Comm. Fax: 301-319-7818
MSgt Jones, NCOIC Blackberry: 202-903-6229
Principles of Military Preventive Medicine Course
This 9 week course (#6a-F5) is designed to provide Army Medical Department (AMEDD) officers with the skills and knowledge to function in preventive medicine specialty areas at an entry level. The course is tailored to provide uniquely different training to six specialty officer groups:
- Community Health Nurses (CHN's);
- Environmental Science/Sanitary Engineers;
- Medical Corps/Veterinary Corps/Physician Assistant (MC/VC/PA);
- Entomologists (ENTO);
- Nuclear Medical Science Officers (NMSO); and
Course content includes the following areas: community health practices, communicable and infectious diseases, operational preventive medicine, epidemiology, statistics, medical entomology, industrial hygiene, health physics, sanitary engineering, and environmental science. Preventive medicine core topics provide a broad overview of each of the specialty areas for all students, preparing them to function as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Each specialty group also receives additional instruction in appropriate specialty topics, preparing them to function independently at an entry level within their specialties. A three-day field training exercise will occur at the end of the course.
Military Vaccine Agency
An informal collection of guidelines and training resources, sponsored by the Military Vaccine Agency, to help staff make every immunization an excellent one. Designed to enhance the skills of healthcare workers from a variety of professional and paraprofessional backgrounds, "Immunization University" offers training on vaccine products and immunization services through distance learning and on-site classes.
Immunization Basic Course
The Immunization Basic Course (IBC) is a one day course designed to train personnel in the essential elements of a safe and effective immunization program.
Immunization Leader's Course
The Immunization Leader's Course (ILC) is a three day course designed to train DoD Personnel and Service Members to perform a variety of tasks specific to DoD immunization programs.
Immunization University Online Training
ImzU online training consists of courses, curriculums, recorded webcasts & live webcasts that you can take at anytime and from any computer that has an internet connection.