DC Circ. Backs Military's Mandated Anthrax Vaccine

Law360, New York (September 30, 2009, 2:14 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has upheld the Pentagon’s requirement for members of the armed forces to receive a mandatory anthrax vaccine, saying a lower court rightly tossed a challenge to the program by a group of military personnel.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday affirmed a district court’s dismissal of the case on merits and lack of standing.

Judge Rosemary M. Collyer of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed the service members’ complaint in March...
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