Monday, July 19, 1999

Briefings due
on anthrax shots

The military hopes to end
the vaccination dispute

Star-Bulletin staff


A series of town hall meetings aiming to clear up misgivings and misunderstanding about the military anthrax vaccination program is scheduled at Oahu bases, and will open tomorrow with a session at Tripler Army Medical Center.

Some military personnel have been disciplined for refusing the immunization, which involves a series of shots.

Mandatory vaccinations are given to active duty service members and some essential civilians because anthrax may be used as a biological weapon.

The briefings at Tripler tomorrow are open to all service members . The sessions will begin at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the first-floor Kyser Conference Room. A display on anthrax will be open from 8 to11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 5 p.m. in Room 101A.

Meetings Wednesday at Kaneohe Corps Base Hawaii are also open to military members. They will begin at 8:15 a.m. at the Enlisted Club, and at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at the base theater.

On Thursday, military members and their families may attend briefings at Schofield Barracks, at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the 25th Infantry Division conference room.

On Friday, briefings will be at 9 a.m. at the Hickam Air Force Base Officer's Club lanai and at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at Pearl Harbor Lockwood Hall. All are open to all service members.

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