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Vaccine. 2003 Oct 1;21(27-30):4399-409.

Using a structured medical note for determining the safety profile of anthrax vaccine for US soldiers in Korea.

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Military and Veterans Health Coordinating Board, 20420-0002, Washington, DC 20420-0002, USA.


Selected military personnel are immunized with an FDA-licensed anthrax vaccine unless there are clinical contraindications. The objective of this analysis is to capture the experience of soldiers receiving anthrax vaccine to assist in better patient-provider communication and clarify the safety profile of the vaccine in this population as a quality-assurance initiative. Between August 1998 and July 1999, 2824 soldiers immunized against anthrax at one military clinic completed a structured medical note that was reviewed by a clinician. Female gender, prior vaccine-associated adverse events, and medication use were significantly related to higher reports of adverse events. All reported immediate consequences resolved.

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