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Wednesday, October 18, 2006
US Military To Resume Anthrax Inoculations
Troops will once again be vaccinated against anthrax. The shots will be required for U.S. military personnel serving in the Mideast, the Korean Peninsula and central Asia. More than one million troops have already been vaccinated but hundreds have refused.
Seaman Charity Knoll of San Diego receives the anthrax vaccine aboard the U.S. Coast Guard cutter CGC Boutwell in the Persian Gulf.
A doctor, who serves as the Pentagon's assistant secretary for health affairs, says the vaccine is safe which is what the Food and Drug Administration ruled last year.