Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, November 13th, 2001
The vaccine would not be given routinely to civilians. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it could be useful, however, if someone exposed to any of the anthrax-tainted letters circulating the East Coast could not use any of the antibiotics that fend off anthrax.
So the CDC has applied to the Food and Drug Administration seeking permission to use the vaccine experimentally in that special kind of situation.
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