Review Article
Volume 16 Issue 5 - 2020
Does Vaccination/Immunization in the Military Equals a Loss of Basic Medical Rights to Informed Consent? Perception of a Retired U.S. Combat Army Medic Veteran
George Edafese U Alakpa*
SSG US Army Retired, Director, Hamburg Borough Board of Health, NJ, USA
*Corresponding Author: George Edafese U Alakpa, SSG US Army Retired, Director, Hamburg Borough Board of Health, NJ, USA.
Received: March 09, 2020; Published: April 28, 2020




Abstract

The U.S. soldier is a one of the very few (less than 1%) of the U.S. population, that has volunteered to lay down his/or her life for the preservation of the Republic, and while the military is said to play a vital role in the US national security policy. Many veterans have complained about their rights to Informed Consent as regards mandatory vaccination, especially when medical conditions or disease may have arisen from the vaccines, are rejected by both the military and Veterans Affairs as service connected. This article is thus to raise these questions and instigate productive debate as to the plights of these very few that volunteered to service the US military in combat.

Keywords: Vaccination; Immunization; Informed Consent; Rights; Military

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Citation: George Edafese U Alakpa. “Does Vaccination/Immunization in the Military Equals a Loss of Basic Medical Rights to Informed Consent? Perception of a Retired U.S. Combat Army Medic Veteran". EC Microbiology 16.5 (2020): 57-64.

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