Anthrax shot causing birth defects?

Sarah - posted on 09/04/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My husband just left for his 3rd tour. He got another anthrax shot before leaving (this makes his 5th one I think). They finally told him that having this many shots would cause him not to be able to have normal children anymore. I was wondering if anyone knows if there is a percentage rate for this, or if this side effect only lasts a little while? Is this permanent? I am so upset about this right now, we really wanted to have more kids.

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Rachel - posted on 10/29/2012

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Hope to reassure - I got out about a year ago. I also had many shots while in and left due to pregnancy. They will not give a pregnant woman the shots, but there should be nothing from the guy side of things.

Danyelle - posted on 09/05/2012

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I'm not sure who told him this or why they would make something like that up but it is most definitely not true. I just separated from the military and everyone who goes overseas is required to get a series of five anthrax shots. They do not now nor have they ever caused birth defects. I along with everyone else I know has had all five and is still having normal children...

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