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DOD Medical Materiel Quality Control Messages (MMQC)/Medical Materiel Information Messages (MMI) & Images

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Q081199
FROM
QUAD SERVICE MMQC FT DETRICK MD//USAMMA/AFMLO/NMLC//
 
***PRIORITY***MESSAGE RELEASED:
05/22/2008
 
****************UNCLASSIFIED****************
 
SUBJ: MMQC-08-1199
ANTHRAX
VACCINE ADSORBED (AVA) / TRANSFER FROM EMERGENT BIO-SOLUTIONS TO THE CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL
AND PREVENTION (CDC) STRATEGIC NATIONAL STOCKPILE (SNS)
 
 
01. TRANSFER:  THE DEPARTMENT OF
DEFENSE (DOD) IS TRANSFERRING ITS ANTHRAX 
VACCINE ADSORBED (AVA) DOSES FROM EMERGENT
BIO-SOLUTION TO THE CENTER FOR DISEASE 
CONTROL AND PREVENTION STRATEGIC NATIONAL STOCKPILE.
02. DISTRIBUTION:  THE DOD TRANSFER WILL GIVE CDC POSSESSION OF DOD OWNED, 
FDA LICENSED AVA
DOSES AND SNS DOSES.  CDC WILL MANAGE AND DISTRIBUTE AVA BEGINNING 
27 MAY 2008. CDC HAS
ASSURED DOD THAT A SUFFICIENT QUANTITY WILL BE MAINTAINED 
IN THE SNS TO MEET ALL DOD
REQUIRMENTS.

03.  VACCINE EXPIRATION:  CURRENTLY THE SNS DOSES OF AVA HAVE A SHORTER SHELF
LIFE OF 6 TO 9 MONTHS. IN ORDER TO ENSURE MINIMUM LOSS OF AVA WITH A SHORTER 
SHELF LIFE, DOD
USERS WILL:
  
  - ORDER AVA ON AN AS NEEDED BASIS

  - VERIFY DATE OF AVA ON HAND VERSUS
THE DATE OF THE NEW AVA SHIPMENT RECEIVED 
AND ADMINISTER AVA WITH THE SHORTER SHELF LIFE
04. POLICY:  THE DOD POLICY FOR THE AVA REMAINS THE SAME. THIS TRANSITION FROM 
EMERGENT
BIO-SOLUTIONS TO CDC/SNS DOES NOT CHANGE THE POPULATION BEING VACCINATED 
OR THE PREVIOUS
REQUIREMENTS OF THE AVA.

05. COMMAND RESPONSIBILITY:  THE ANTHRAX VACCINATION PROGRAM
REMAINS A COMMANDER'S 
FORCE PROTECTION RESPONSIBILITY. COMMANDERS WILL IDENTIFY AND EDUCATE
SERVICE 
MEMBERS AND DOD CIVILIANS TO BE VACCINATED, TRACK IMMUNIZATIONS, AND ENSURE
APPROPRIATE MEDICAL EVALUATION IF THEY EXPERIENCE SYMPTOMS FOLLOWING ANY IMMUNIZATION.
06. PASS MSG TO MEDICAL LOG OFCRS, CMD CHANNELS, PHARMACY, MED STAFF, 
SUPPLY OFCRS,
IMMUNIZATION CLINICS, VACCINE SHOT TEAMS, AND SUPPORTED ACTYS/CTRS.

07. POC FOR THE MESSAGE
IS USAMMA PHARMACY CONSULTANT AND DEPUTY DIRECTOR, 
DISTRIBUTION OPERATIONS, MILVAX. TELEPHONE
COM: 301-619-4307; DSN: 343, FAX 4468,
EMAIL: USAMMADOC@AMEDD.ARMY.MIL

08. AUTHORITY: DODD
5105.22 AND DODD 6025.13. ADDITIONALLY:

A. ARMY: SEE ARMY REGULATION (AR) 40-61, 28 JANUARY
2005, CHAPTER 4, AND THE 
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY SUPPLY BULLETIN (SB 8-75-11) FOR APPLICABLE
POLICIES 
AND PROCEDURES.

B. AIR FORCE: AF ACTIVITIES WILL TAKE ACTION AS PRESCRIBED IN AFI
41-209, MEDICAL 
LOGISTICS SUPPORT, CHAPTERS 3 AND 9. FOR MAJCOMS & NGB--THIS MSG HAS BEEN
TRANSMITTED TO ALL DESIGNATED SUBORDINATE MEDICAL ACTIVITIES. 

09. SERVICE SPECIFIC POCS ARE
AS FOLS (FAX NOS. ARE AVAILABLE 24 HRS);

ARMY: TELEPHONE COM: 301-619-4318, DSN: 343, FAX:
4468, 
E-MAIL: USAMMADOC@AMEDD.ARMY.MIL

ARMY MEMBERS MAY SUBSCRIBE TO DODMMQC MESSAGES AND
MANY OTHER TOPICS AT THE 
FOLLOWING WEBSITE: WWW.USAMMA.ARMY.MIL CLICK ON "SUBSCRIBE TO MMQC
MESSAGES."

EUCOM AND CENTCOM CUSTOMERS CONTACT USAMMCE POC: USAMMCE PHARMACY OFFICER,
TELEPHONE COM: 011-49-6331-86-7230, DSN: 314-495-7230, 
E-MAIL: PHARMACY@PIR.AMEDD.ARMY.MIL
USFK CUSTOMERS CONTACT THE 16TH MEDLOG BN POC: 16TH MEDLOG PHARMACY OFFICER, 
TELEPHONE COM:
011-82-54-970-8340, DSN: 315-765-8340, 
E-MAIL: 16THMEDLOGCUSTSUPPORT@KOR.AMEDD.ARMY.MIL
AIR FORCE: TELEPHONE COM: 301-619-4170, DSN: 343, E-MAIL: AFMOA.SG3SLC@DETRICK.AF.MIL

AIR
FORCE MEMBERS MAY SUBSCRIBE TO THE DODMMQC MESSAGES AND MANY OTHER 
TOPICS AT THE  FOLLOWING
WEBSITE: 
HTTPS://MEDLOG.DETRICK.AF.MIL/MLC/SITE_APPS/AFMLO/PRODUCT/CFM/LIST_DODMMQC.CFM. 
GO
TO LIST SERVER AND SELECT THE CATEGORY "DOD MEDICAL MATERIEL QUALITY CONTROL 
(DODMMQC)."
COAST GUARD: TELEPHONE COM: 202-475-5172, E-MAIL: HQS-DG-LST-ANTHRAX@USCG.MIL OR
HQS-DG-LST-SMALLPOX@USCG.MIL

NAVY/MARINES: TELEPHONE COM: 301-619-8054 OR DSN: 343, 
EMAIL:
VACCINES@NMLC.MED.NAVY.MIL

NAVY MEMBERS MAY SUBSCRIBE TO RECEIVE DODMMQC MESSAGES AT
HTTP://WWW.USAMMA.ARMY.MIL
CLICK ON "SUBSCRIBE TO MMQC MESSAGES."
Last Modified Date: 08/01/2014