Practicalities of warfare required service personnel to be vaccinated against anthrax

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7165.1077 (Published 17 October 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1077
  1. Peter Blain, Chairman.,
  2. Nigel Lightfoot, Member.,
  3. Barbara Bannister, Member.
  1. Advisory Group on Medical Countermeasures, Ministry of Defence, London SW1A 2HB

    EDITOR —Ness et al suggest that service personnel in the Gulf should be randomised to receive either active anthrax vaccination or placebo, but they fail to appreciate the issues behind the decision to give the vaccine.1 The independent Advisory Group on Medical Countermeasures assessed that there was a real …

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