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Are the possible side effects of anthrax and smallpox vaccines worth the risk for the military?

Yes47 %47 %47 % 47.46 % (28)
No32 %32 %32 % 32.20 % (19)
I do not know11 %11 %11 % 11.86 % (7)
I have no opinion5 %5 %5 % 5.08 % (3)
Other, please list in comments3 %3 %3 % 3.39 % (2)

Total votes: 59
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Re: Are the possible side effects of anthrax and smallpox va
by Anonymous
on Dec 20, 2003
The side effects not only affect the military member. There have been some documented cases where the person receiving the vaccine has actually infected a family member with the disease. This is an unacceptable risk.
However, I believe that if someone wants to take the vaccine it should be a choice and not a requirement.

Re: Are the possible side effects of anthrax and smallpox va
by Anonymous
on Dec 21, 2003

Kinda hard to say really, maybe Doc 24/7 will know more than the rest of us... thing is, the government has not always been real careful or honest about doing medical experiments on troopers in the past... so for that reason alone I'm a tad wary until proven otherwise. But, if it helps some of our folks, then great, hope so.


Re: Are the possible side effects of anthrax and smallpox va
by Gimpy
on Dec 22, 2003

I have been vaccinated for small pox numerous times. Never any problems. This anthrax stuff I'd have do some studying and make a logical decision. Anyway, I think the military should do a better study before they make any vaccination a requirement. Keith


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