Although anthrax is a regular bacterial infection, you can get it from exposure to infected animals, these days people are more concerned about terrorism and the use of weaponized anthrax.
That’s where the anthrax vaccine comes in.
Biothrax, an anthrax vaccine that was first approved in 1970, can be given to those who are at high risk for exposure to anthrax in a series of five doses.
For more information:
- Anthrax Vaccine Overview
- Anthrax Vaccine Information Statement
- Anthrax ACIP Vaccine Recommendations
- Surveillance for Adverse Events Associated with Anthrax Vaccination — U.S. Department of Defense, 1998–2000
- Current DoD policy for anthrax vaccinations