Private First Class Leif Hamre, is currently serving a non-judicial punishment for disciplinary offenses after refusing to receive BioThrax, anthrax inoculations. Hamre says in June the Military told him to take the shot or face military punishment.
Hamre independently researched it and said that the “vaccine was dangerous” and also “should probably still be in a lab right now for further testing.” Walter Reed Medical Center is investigating a link to autoimmune diseases caused by the drug.
Nearly 80% that receive the drug experience side-effects. Though the Military claims that the drug is “safe and effective,” thousands of soldiers have suffered from its effects. The DoD resumed required mandatory injections as of March 2007.