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Bioterrorism and compulsory vaccination: Author's reply

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 21 October 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:977
  1. Tom Jefferson (, coordinator1
  1. 1 Cochrane Vaccines Field, Via Adige 28a, 00061 Anguillara Sabazia, Rome

    EDITOR—Winkenwerder and Grabenstein question the scientific basis of my editorial. I repeat my statement that the only available field evidence in humans comes from a badly reported 1950s trial of a vaccine similar to adsorbed anthrax vaccine (AVA). This vaccine was probably effective against cutaneous anthrax but the researchers specifically concluded that no such claims could be made regarding …

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