HL Deb 25 March 1998 vol 587 c243WA
The Countess of Mar

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the Secretary of State for Defence and the Minister for the Armed Forces received all four anthrax injections as stipulated in the protocol for this vaccine. [HL958]

The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (Lord Gilbert)

The MoD protocol for the current programme of immunisation of UK forces in the Gulf region against anthrax stipulates a course of four doses of the UK licensed anthrax vaccine over a period of eight months—at 0, 3, 6 and 32 weeks. My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Defence and my honourable friend the Minister of State for the Armed Forces each received their first dose of anthrax vaccine on 3 March this year and are scheduled to receive the remaining doses at the prescribed intervals.