Accession Number:

ADA496524

Title:

Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR). Volume 9, Number 2, February/March 2003

Descriptive Note:

Monthly rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMED FORCES HEALTH SURVEILLANCE CENTER SILVER SPRING MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

For many years, all enlisted accessions to the US military services have been immunized against influenza, measles, rubella, polio, tetanus, diphtheria, and meningococcus. Until recently, vaccines against adenovirus types 4 and 7 were also administered to Army, Navy and Marine Corps recruits however, adenovirus vaccine production ceased in 1996, and vaccine stocks were depleted in 1999. In April 1995, the Department of Defense began a phased program to achieve universal vaccination of service members against hepatitis A. Since 1999 and 2002, respectively, vaccinations against varicella and hepatitis B have been required of all recruits who lack evidence of immunity. This report estimates frequencies, incidence rates, and trends of 12 vaccine preventable diseases among active duty US military personnel from 1998 to 2002. In addition, it summarizes demographic characteristics of service members who were diagnosed with vaccine preventable diseases.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Pharmacology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE