Published in Bioterrorism Week, June 19th, 2006
"In recognition of concerns that anthrax vaccination might be a trigger for 'Gulf war syndrome', anthrax vaccinations were offered to U.K. armed forces in the 2003 Iraq conflict using explicit as opposed to implicit consent, as is the policy for all other vaccinations. [Our] paper examines responses of personnel to this policy. Qualitative analysis of free text responses to a question inviting comments on any concerns about the anthrax vaccination, asked in the context of a questionnaire assessing military health among 1,000 members of the U.K. armed forces...
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