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Some Veterans have raised concerns about certain vaccines and medications they received while serving in the military. Find out more about these vaccines and medications.
VA continues to evaluate the health effects of Gulf War vaccinations, including anthrax and botulinum toxoid.

Smallpox Vaccine

Smallpox vaccine prevents smallpox, a deadly, viral disease. Because there is concern that smallpox could be used as a biological weapon, members of the military are vaccinated against it. Learn more from Medline Plus.

Anthrax Vaccine

Anthrax vaccine is a series of six shots to protect against the infectious, bacterial disease anthrax, which has been used in biological warfare. Learn more from the Department of Defense.