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US Military and the FDA
December 18 2006
Two years ago, an earlier lawsuit temporarily halted mandatory anthrax vaccinations for all 2.4 million service members and contractors. Two months ago, the defense department announced a reinstitution of the mandatory inoculation program. A class action lawsuit has been filed against the federal military alleging mandatory anthrax vaccinations are unethical and unsafe. The FDA approved the vaccine saying it was safe, effective, and not misbranded for protection against both skin contact with anthrax and inhalation. The lawsuit claims the FDA's certification of the vaccine is based on slipshod statistical analysis and an improper use of testing data. The military claims the inoculations are to protect members and civilians from aerosolized anthrax spores weaponries by terrorists or enemies of the United States. However, service members and contractors are threatened with termination from employment or criminal prosecution if they refuse inoculation. The case was filed in US District Court for the District of Columbia on behalf of all military service members and civilian contractors facing inoculation. BioPort Corporation manufacturers the vaccine.
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I served in the army as a combat medic for my unit from 2000-2003.... I was forced to sign a paper saying I'm will to receive the anthrax vaccine.. yes forced! And if not then we will be out proceeded from the military. Since then I have been told I will never have children based on a unusual case of endometriosis. It is very painful! Every month I have to call out of work for two to three days. Not to mention the fact that I'm now 37 and unable to have children .
Posted by HLS
I served from 11/1996 to 9/2003 I received 5 anthrax shots and ever since then I have many medical issues when is the government going to take responsibility and make things right?
Posted by Flor Pulgarin
I served the Army from 1990-2004 and received 5 series of Antrax.
Posted by Josh howell
deployed to Balad Iraq Oct 27 06 and didn't receive my first mandatory anthrax shot until May 12, 28th was number 2, Jun 11 was my 3rd mandatory shot. we came back stateside 23rd of Oct so why did they wait 8 months to send these shots over. DoD anthrax policy states after the first shot, the 2nd shot should be administereda month later and the 3rd shot should be given 3 months later, not all within 2 weeks apart from each other. now that I have gulf war illness, showing signs of morgellons disease, the VA won't test me because of this cover up. after 4 months of gang stalking and the nsa tapping my phone, emails, and everything else I own, I figured out how this disease works and how the government is covering up for cia in which I don't give a damn about them. this is a full blown physical disease that CDC has lied to America and I have all the proof for everything. we continue to die with no diagnosis, or misdiagnosis and no compensation, and I'm not gonna lay down for downhe government to do me like agent Orange victims
Posted by shaun t wood
U.s.merchant mariner.....civilian crewing military sealift command vessels from 2010 to 2013..... Forced to take anthrax vaccine 3 or 4 times or lose my job .....quote " take the shots or pack your gear and leave"..... have for years been experiencing numbness and tingling in fingers, toes and feet..... and hair loss.
Posted by Joe P
I received 3 Anthrax vaccines back in 2002 and have been experiencing the Gulf War Syndrome since 2008. I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia. All cursors linking to the Anthrax Vaccine. The VA has denied me for 6 years now stating my symptoms are not military related. All the research since the 1990s, Congressional Hearings, and Independent Studies say otherwise. This is our generations Agent Orange that the VA is trying to cover up.
Posted by Derrick Drake
I served in the Army and have puleld my records, I received 2 bouts of the alleged vaccines by Bioport, what do I do?
Posted by ADOR CAPARAS QUINTO
I was in the Navy from 1991-2011 and during those times I was vaccinated with Anthrax vaccine because it is a mandatory for all deployed service members to be vaccinated. I think I had couple of deployments in the gulf or middle east that I received that shots. Before I was physically fit and nothing to worry about my health but now after years had past I felt like I'm not the kind of guy I used to be. My body felt weak, develop a heart palpitation, stress at all times, felt nervous on everything I do, anxiety, depression and other stuff. I don't know what is going on to myself. I want to be by myself rather socializing out there. Sometimes I think the Anthrax shots I received that has a long term effect causes all this things to myself.
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