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I am in the military and I worried about the anthrax vaccine. Is it dangerous?
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: Necessary protection
The anthrax vaccine is as safe as it can be made, but is only recommended for military, lab personnel and environmental workers who are at the highest risk for exposure to anthrax spores.
Antibiotics can only kill the bacterium -- not the spores that would be more likely used in a terrorist attack. http://www.chop.edu/service/vaccine-education-center/a-look-at-each-vaccine/anthrax-vaccine.html.

In brief: Necessary protection
The anthrax vaccine is as safe as it can be made, but is only recommended for military, lab personnel and environmental workers who are at the highest risk for exposure to anthrax spores.
Antibiotics can only kill the bacterium -- not the spores that would be more likely used in a terrorist attack. http://www.chop.edu/service/vaccine-education-center/a-look-at-each-vaccine/anthrax-vaccine.html.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: It is safe
Anthrax vaccine is used for military personnel and laboratory workers.
Some experience mild discomfort at the vaccine site- redness, tenderness, itching etc. About 10% develop some fatigue. Allegic reactions are very rare (less than 1 in 100, 000). A good place to learn about vaccines is the vaccine information sheet (vis) www.Immunize.Org/vis/anthrx03.Pdf.

In brief: It is safe
Anthrax vaccine is used for military personnel and laboratory workers.
Some experience mild discomfort at the vaccine site- redness, tenderness, itching etc. About 10% develop some fatigue. Allegic reactions are very rare (less than 1 in 100, 000). A good place to learn about vaccines is the vaccine information sheet (vis) www.Immunize.Org/vis/anthrx03.Pdf.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
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