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CLARIFICATION ON ANTHRAX VACCINE IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM (AVIP) ;AUTHORIZATION

Date Signed: 1/6/2003
MARADMINS Number: 006/03


R 062355Z JAN 03
FM CMC WASHINGTON DC(n)
TO ML MARADMIN(n)
MARADMIN
BT
UNCLAS
MARADMIN 006/03
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC/PPO PLN//
SUBJ/CLARIFICATION ON ANTHRAX VACCINE IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM (AVIP)
/AUTHORIZATION//
REF/A/MSG/HQMC MARADMIN 502-02/201615Z//
REF/B/MEMO/DEPSECDEF/250000Z//
REF/C/MSG/HQMC PPO PLN/151215ZNOV2002//
POC/MCGINNIS TD/LTCOL/PPO PLN/-/TEL:703 695 0221/TEL:DSN 225 0221
/EMAIL:MCGINNISTD@HQMC.USMC.MIL//
POC/MORELAND D/MR/PPO PLN/-/TEL:703 695 0186/TEL:DSN 225-0186
/EMAIL:MORELANDDK@HQMC.USMC.MIL//
POC/SCHOR K/CAPT USN/HQMC PREVENTIVE MEDICINE/-/-/-//
POC/STILWELL D/COL/PPO POC/-/TEL:703 614 2151/TEL:DSN 224 2151
/EMAIL:STILWELLDM@HQMC.USMC.MIL//
POC/HASKELL K/LTCOL/PPO PLN/-/TEL:703 614 2151/TEL:DSN 224 2151
/EMAIL:HASKELLKJ@HQMC.USMC.MIL//
POC/READING M/CDR/HQMC IL LPC-4/-/TEL:703 695 8926/TEL:DSN 225 8926
/EMAIL:READINGMJ@HQMC.USMC.MIL//
POC/LEPE F/HMC/HQMC IL LPC-4/-/TEL:703 695 8926/TEL:DSN 225 8926
/EMAIL:LEPEFJ@HQMC.USMC.MIL//
REMARKS/1. BACKGROUND. CMC PROVIDED AVIP IMPLEMENTATION
GUIDANCE FOR USMC FORCES IN REF A. DEPSECDEF AUTH IMMUNIZATION OF
SELECT FORCES IN PRIORITY GROUP 3 VIA CLASSIFIED MEMO (REF B). CMC
AUTH IMMUNIZATION OF SELECT USMC PRIORITY GROUP 3 FORCES VIA
CLASSIFIED MSG (REF C). INFORMATION ON THE AVIP PRIORITY GROUPS AND
HIGHER THREAT AREAS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE HQMC PPO SIPR HOMEPAGE
WWW.HQMC.USMC.SMIL.MIL/PLN/PLN_HOME.HTM. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON
AVIP AND OTHER VACCINE PROGRAMS MAY BE VIEWED AT
WWW.VACCINES.ARMY.MIL.
2. PURPOSE. TO CLARIFY POLICY SET FORTH IN REF A, PARA 3, AND REF
C, PARA 3.A.
3. COMMANDANT'S INTENT. ENSURE ALL DEPLOYING FORCES ARE ADEQUATELY
IMMUNIZED PRIOR TO ARRIVAL IN HIGH THREAT AREAS (HTA), I.E.,
PERSONNEL HAVE RECEIVED A MINIMUM OF THE FIRST THREE DOSES OF
ANTHRAX VACCINE OR IF RESTARTING THE VACCINE ARE CURRENT
(UP-TO-DATE) AS DEFINED BY THE FDA-APPROVED DOSING SCHEDULE.
4. EXECUTION. PERSONNEL IN RECEIPT OF ORDERS TO UNITS PREPARING TO
DEPLOY OR ALREADY DEPLOYED TO HTAS ARE AUTH TO RECEIVE AVIP
IMMUNIZATIONS PRIOR TO DETACHMENT FROM THEIR CURRENT COMMANDS.
COMMANDERS WILL ENSURE THAT IDENTIFIED MARINES' FUTURE COMMAND, AS
CLARIFIED IN REFS A, B AND C, IS AUTH TO RECEIVE ANTHRAX
IMMUNIZATIONS AND THAT MARINES ARE AVAILABLE FOR SUBSEQUENT AVIP
IMMUNIZATIONS PER THE FDA-APPROVED IMMUNIZATION SCHEDULE. COMMANDERS
SHALL PROVIDE A LETTER OF AUTHORIZATION FOR AVIP IMMUNIZATION IF
REQUIRED BY THE MEDICAL TREATMENT FACILITY. MEDICAL PERSONNEL WILL
CONTINUE TO VACCINATE AND DOCUMENT ALL AVIP IMMUNIZATIONS PER
PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED ADMIN AND CLINICAL GUIDANCE.
5. EXPIRATION DATE: INDEFINITE.//