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Judge: Anthrax Vaccines Require Consent

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Judge: Anthrax Vaccines Require Consent

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Judge: Anthrax Vaccines Require Consent

Judge: Anthrax Vaccines Require Consent

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A federal judge rules that the Pentagon cannot require U.S. service members to be vaccinated against anthrax without their consent. The judge sided with military personnel who sued the government on grounds that the vaccine is experimental. Several scientific panels have concluded the vaccine is safe. NPR's David Kestenbaum reports.