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what are the long-term side effects of the dod small pox and anthrax vaccines from 2003?

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
Protection: from smallpox and anthrax are the main side effects, actually benefits.
Answered on Nov 23, 2014
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
VaccinesNotGiven: Small pox vaccine has not been used in United States since 1972.And there is no vaccine for Anthrax. I don't know why you would ask this question.When small pox vaccine used to be given,it had some complications short term bu long term it provided life long immunity against the deadly disease. There is no vaccine foe Anthrax,never was and never given
Answered on Nov 29, 2017
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Dr. Ralph Boling
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
US military does give an anthrax vaccine, this was common during Ist Gulf war, 1991. Also other times as well, so yes there is an anthrax vaccine. Not aware of any long term affects
Nov 27, 2017
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
NONE!!!!: Local, self-limited reaction to anthrax vaccine. Vaccinia infection sometimes with eczema and small pox vaccine. If the immunizations were received in 2003 then any untoward reactions would occur in 2003. RELAX. NO LONG-TERM EFFECTS!!!!! Anthrax vaccine used only in a few, very special circumstances. Small pox vaccine no longer necessary because that virus is extinct except in a few laboratories.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017

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Which one?: There were multiple vaccines used in that year. (just looked it up).
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See below: See this site for information about anthrax vaccine. www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-anthrax.pdf.
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Enjoy hubby!: No problem the anthrax vaccine iis killed and is not transferable.
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