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CDC Could Vaccinate Lab Workers Against Anthrax

Global Security Newswire

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is mulling a program to vaccinate personnel at 165 laboratories who might accidentally or deliberately be exposed to anthrax, the Terror Response Technology Report reported yesterday (see GSN, Sept. 28).

The federal health agency would sign a contract with a firm for distribution of Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed and inoculations at the facilities in the United States and Puerto Rico. The intent is to offer the greatest possible protection to workers and prevent the breakdown of operations at the laboratories (Terror Response Technology Report, Oct. 18).