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Anthrax Vaccine

Anthrax vaccine is a live attenuated vaccine which is given as intramuscular injections in the deltoid. It is given against the infectious disease Anthrax. It is usually given at 0 and 4 weeks, with three vaccinations at 6, 12, and 18 months, followed by annual boosters.

Anthrax vaccine is recommended for:

• Individuals who work directly with the organism in the laboratory.

• Individuals who work with imported animal hides or furs in areas where standards are insufficient to prevent exposure to anthrax spores.

• Individuals who handle potentially infected animal products in high-incidence areas.

• Military personnel deployed to areas with high risk for exposure to the organism.

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