Investigational New Drug (IND) Vaccines Available through the Special Immunization Program (SIP)

The Special Immunizations Program:
The special immunizations program is the only program in the United States that makes investigational vaccines available to laboratory workers at risk of exposure to high consequence pathogens. The program is administered by the United States Army Medical Research and Material Command, through its Medical Material Development Activity and its Medical Research Instituted of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) in Fort Detrick, Maryland. Originally established to serve military personnel, the program expanded to serve other government and civilian personnel through a cost-sharing program established in 2004.

The vaccines offered through the SIP program change periodically. The following is a list of vaccines currently available through the SIP program:

• Tularemia (LVS live, attenuated vaccine)
• Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis (TC-83 vaccine: live, attenuated, primary vaccine; C-84: inactivated, booster vaccine)
• Eastern equine encephalitis (inactivated vaccine)
• Western equine encephalitis (inactivated vaccine)
• Rift Valley Fever (inactivated vaccine)

Updated March 8, 2018