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Doses Administered Exercise Lite (DAX 2010) Project

CDC is conducting a two week voluntary exercise on influenza vaccine doses administered in the Fall of 2010.

In the event of an influenza pandemic, timely and complete reporting of Pandemic Influenza vaccine doses administered will allow the federal government and Project Areas to closely monitor the use of the vaccine while it is in scarce supply. Following the continued success of the exercises conducted in 2007 and 2008, and the success of the 2009 H1N1 doses administered event in tracking aggregate doses administered data early during the pandemic, CDC and PHEP Grantees (also referred to as Project Areas) are planning for another less intensive, voluntary exercise event during the 2010 influenza season.

For the DAX 2008, CDC and Project Areas expanded the previously successful 2007 Pilot Test by further testing aggregate reporting capabilities using seasonal influenza clinics as proxies for pandemic influenza vaccine administration sites. The 2008 exercise involved the increase in the number of clinics, frequency, and volume of data reported. The exercise also added new HHS priority groups in the aggregate reporting data set. The 2009 H1N1 doses administered event allowed the successful application of the CRA system and exercised standard practices to track vaccine doses administered for an actual event.

DAX 2010 Lite will evaluate technical systems for monitoring pandemic influenza vaccine doses administered. The scope and requirements for the 2010 exercise will be similar to the DAX 2008 exercise, but much less intensive than DAX 2008 and the 2009 H1N1 doses administered event. Participation in DAX 2010 Lite is completely voluntary.

The purpose of this exercise is to:

Continue and improve testing CDC’s and Project Areas’ ability to collect, report, aggregate, and analyze doses administered data using at least two clinics each week for two consecutive weeks of reporting. DAX 2010 Lite is intended to maintain a level of engagement with Project Areas and provide a means for Project Areas to stay up to date with the CRA system.

DAX 2010 Lite plans to:

  • Engage and involve Project Areas on reporting and tracking vaccine doses administered.
  • Prepare Project Areas for another pandemic influenza event, if one were to occur.
  • Be proactive to maintain a state of emergency preparedness and readiness.
  • Provide the opportunity for Project Areas to test new or improved system capabilities
  • Apply the strength of the 2009 H1N1 vaccine doses administered campaign and improve on the identified limitations.
  • Assist states with the transmission of data in the ACIP assigned General Population priority groups as in DAX 2008. The vaccines are categorized into five tiers:
    • Tier 1: pregnant women, infants and toddlers 6-36 months old
    • Tier 2: household contacts of infants < 6months old
    • Tier 3: children 3-18 years old both with, or without high risk conditions
    • Tier 4: persons 19-64 years old with high risk conditions and persons >65 years old
    • Tier 5: healthy adults 19-64 years old
  • Disseminate findings and best practices of vaccine doses administered via reports, presentations, and publications.

Data expected by CDC from the Project Areas

  • Priority Group - Tiers 1-5 (as defined in pandemic General Population category)
  • Project Area ID

Number of Clinics and Frequency

Vaccine doses administered data from a minimum of two or more clinics over two consecutive weeks, averaging at least two clinics per week. There is no maximum number of clinics to collect data from.

Number of Reports

Doses administered data collectively aggregated from each week’s clinics and submitted to CDC by end of day Tuesday of the following week.

Time Frame

Clinic sessions should occur between October 25 and November 6, 2010. The final counts will be reported on Tuesday, November 9, 2010.

Action Items

Exercise participants may reference the following table of action items in preparation for DAX 2010 Lite.

Reporting Option Action Items

All Options

 Acquire or renew SDN digital certificate

All Options

 Use CRA event name 2010 Vaccine Doses
 Administered Exercise Lite

All Options

 Develop quality control mechanisms for aggregate report

Option 1

 Submit test file via

Option 1

 Add backup PHA users as needed

Option 2
and 3

  • Add organizations (provider locations) and users (staff accessing CRA)
  • Assign users to organizations
  • Assign organizations to the event


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Supporting Information


General Project Information

DAX 2010 Lite Project Overview
DAX 2010 Lite Frequently Asked Questions


DAX 2010 Lite Preparation Resources
Option 1 Technical Checklist/Preparation Guide
Option 2 Technical Checklist/Preparation Guide
Option 3 Technical Checklist/Preparation Guide
Data Exchange Specifications Document
Data Exchange Values and Validation Document


DAX 2010 Lite Results Sharing Webinar, January 19, 2011
01/19/2011 Webinar Presentation
01/19/2011 Webinar Recording
01/19/2011 Webinar Transcript


DAX 2010 Lite After Action Review Conference Call, December 8, 2010
12/08/2010 Conference Call Transcript


DAX 2010 Lite Final Planning Webinar, October 13, 2010
10/13/2010 Webinar Presentation
10/13/2010 Webinar Recording
10/13/2010 Webinar Transcript


DAX 2010 Lite Option 2 and 3 Training Webinar, September 22, 2010
09/22/2010 Webinar Presentation
09/22/2010 Webinar Recording
09/22/2010 Webinar Transcript


DAX 2010 Lite Option 1 Training Webinar, September 15, 2010
09/15/2010 Webinar Presentation
09/15/2010 Webinar Recording
09/15/2010 Webinar Transcript


CRA DAX 2010 Lite Project Area Update Webinar, August 11, 2010
08/11/2010 Webinar Presentation
08/11/2010 Webinar Recording
08/11/2010 Webinar Transcript


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