Military Personnel: Is There a Difference in Vaccination Rates between Standard, Indication & Seasonal Vaccinations?

Research Paper Title Vaccination coverage rates of military personnel worldwide: a systematic review of the literature. Background Due to the professionally specific risk of infection in the armed forces, recommendations for vaccination are usually adapted for soldiers and are subject to special regulations. Little data is available on scientifically measured vaccination coverage of soldiers. Methods… Read More

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ACAM2000 Smallpox Vaccine & Myopericarditis

Research Paper Title A Case Series of Smallpox Vaccination-Associated Myopericarditis: Effects on Safety and Readiness of the Active Duty Soldier. Abstract Myopericarditis following smallpox vaccination is a documented side effect with increasing incidence since re-establishing mandatory vaccination for deploying military personnel. After the ACAM2000 smallpox vaccine replaced the Dryvax smallpox vaccine, the rate of myopericarditis… Read More

What is the US Military Commitment to Vaccine Development?

Research Paper Title The US Military Commitment to Vaccine Development: A Century of Successes and Challenges. Abstract The US military has been a leading proponent of vaccine development since its founding. General George Washington ordered the entire American army to be variolated against smallpox after recognising the serious threat that it posed to military operations.… Read More

Free Non-mandatory Influenza Vaccination Rates among Korean Submariners

Research Paper Title Factors associated with vaccination status among Korean submariners who are eligible for free non-mandatory influenza vaccination. Background Submarine crews live in a confined setting and are vulnerable to influenza. Thus, it would be useful to identify factors that are associated with influenza vaccination. In this study, the researchers investigated the influenza vaccination… Read More