USAMRMC Protects Soldiers Against Unseen Enemy

USAMRMC Protects Soldiers Against Unseen Enemy

A Soldier at Fort Benning, GA, prepares to take the new adenovirus vaccine, which is administered in tablet form. (Photo by Traci Vactor, MILVAX.) The new adenovirus vaccine, which replaces an older version that has been out of production for more than a decade, was shipped to basic training sites in October, the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) announced. Adenovirus infections cause approximately 15,000 illnesses per year in basic trainees, said Dr. Lawrence Lightner, USAMRMC Project Manager for Pharmaceutical Systems. Every vaccine tablet has been delivered to the nine basic training sites in all branches of the U.S. military during the initial phase of fielding. Immunizations began at […]