Military Personnel Vaccinations

Updated 5 years ago

While Maine citizens are not required to receive any vaccinations, military personnel are.The Department of Defense has ordered 3.6 million doses while the army has ordered another one-million.Colonel John McKenney with the Maine National Guard says the first to receive the vaccine will be those deploying.McKenney expects 45% of the Maine Guard to ship out by March. Meaning about 900 soldiers will be mandated to take the vaccine.Officials from the Maine Army National Guard say the first shipment of H1N1 vaccine is expected to arrive in mid November.According to the DOD website, certain exemptions will be made for those with health problems that an immunization may complicate.


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