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Reservists Quit Over Anthrax Vaccine

October 12, 2000|From Times Wire Reports

Countering military assertions that refusals to take the anthrax vaccine are having little effect, a congressional study finds it is the leading cause cited by pilots and air crew members for leaving National Guard and reserve units. The Pentagon questioned the results, saying Guard and reserve strength and readiness is unaffected. But officers acknowledged they have no data on how many reservists are leaving rather than taking the shots.

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