Thanks for that. Not a journalist. PSIs all had their jabs for desert storm so they told me that their experiences would be irrelevant. other guys in my unit whove been have all said no to the jabs. im just about to finish a degree aswell so i dont wanna be well sick for my last months.
My bold. Desert Storm was the American Op, we were on Op Granby. For Granby, we were jabbed with a vaccine that had not been used in the wider community (ie farmers), probably designed to counter weaponised anthrax. I had an adverse reaction, in the form of a 24 hour fever, but no other problems since.
I believe the vaccine used for Herrick deployments is the same as that given to farmers in the UK. Personally, I would still have it.
Thanks very much guys. wasnt given that much time to decide ("ill call you in the morning") so i tried to get as much opinion as possible. got in touch with a buddy in theatre who said it might be advisable especially if your ditch surfing. im gonna take the jabs and hope my arm doesnt fall off. sorry to offend anyone calling op granby desert storm. i was 4 at the time and ive not heard much about it since joining
One last tip - when I had it (Telic before it had a number) there were 4 injections over a period of months. I missed the last one then, and when asking about it before the next trip was told I would have to do all 4 again... so make sure you get them all!