DOD resumes anthrax vaccination program

Courtesy of Air Force Print News

Airmen with orders to, or who are currently in, specific high-threat areas such as the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility or the Korean Peninsula are required to begin or continue the anthrax vaccine series of inoculations.

Airmen are required to receive the vaccine if they will be in these designated areas for more than 15 consecutive days.

The vaccinations are also mandatory for special mission units, regardless of location, such as tactical air controllers or rescue personnel.

Also, Airmen can voluntarily elect to continue getting the anthrax vaccine series whether or not they will be deploying or assigned to these areas, if they had at least one anthrax vaccine dosage since 1998.

More information about Anthrax vaccinations can be obtained by viewing the AVIP tri-fold brochure at