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Subject: AFFL HQ MEMO GUIDELINES ANTHRAX IMMUNIZATION 9 JUL 91           

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                                DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
                              MEDICAL GRO@PROVISIONAL)
                                      APO NY 09616


       AFFL-HQ                                               9 JUL 91

       SUBJECT: DOCUMENTATION GUIDELINES FOR ANTHRAX IMMUNIZATION

       1. Soldiers in the Southwest Asia Theater of Operations during the time
       frame I January through 16 February 1991 were ordered to receive the
       anthrax immunization which was the only "secret" immunization given in
       theater. Some soldiers received one immunization; others received a
       second injection (Al, A2).      During this period of time, operational
       security precluded annotating   this immunization in the individuals shot
       record and/or the medical      record.     This  guidance has since been
                                                         i 11 izedi the following
       guidelines should be followed   for documenting  this activity:

            a. Unit clerks or a unit    representative selected by the individual
       commander should prepare an alpha roster of personnel in the theater
       during the specified periods of time.

            b. Many of the immunization sites have since redeployed and their
       records and the roster of units they immunized are not available.        For
       that reason, it must be assumed that all service members in SWA during
       the specified time period received one or two anthrax injections. Due to
       the discomforts associated with the injections, soldiers will most likely
       remember whether they received a single or multiple vaccination.         The
       soldiers' word will be accepted, and one of the attached slips will be
       stapled to the medical record and/or the shot record upon redeployment to
       home station. (See attachments 1 and 2)

       2.   There were many units known to have received the anthrax vaccine.
sters which were
       validated and returned to the unit. units are authorized to annotate the
       shot records of deployed soldiers with the appropriate immunization
       record.

       3. To emphasize: no theater records of the anthrax vaccine program are
       available.   Each unit deployed to SWA during the specified time frame
       should survey their soldiers and annotate the individual shot records
       with the appropriate form.



                                                       A. T. HADLEY, III
                                                       COL, MC
                                                       COMMANDING


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