Accession Number:

ADA446519

Title:

Using a Structured Medical Note for Determining the Safety Profile of Anthrax Vaccine for US Soldiers in Korea

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

DARNALL ARMY HOSPITAL FORT HOOD TX

Report Date:

2003-05-15

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

Selected military personnel are immunized with an FDA-licensed anthrax vaccine unless there are clinical contraindications. The objective of this analysis is to capture the experience of soldiers receiving anthrax vaccine to assist in better patient-provider communications and clarify the safety profile of the vaccine in this population as a quality-assurance initiative. Between August 1998 and July 1999, 2824 soldiers immunized against anthrax at one military clinic completed a structured medical note that was reviewed by a clinician. Female gender, prior vaccine-associated adverse events, and medications use were significantly related to higher reports of adverse events. All reported immediate consequences resolved.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Pharmacology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE