Anthrax immunisation information for public health professionals, including updates.
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Anthrax is a bacterial disease which primarily affects herbivorous animals, although all mammals are susceptible to infection. In humans, anthrax can affect the skin and, rarely, the respiratory or gastro-intestinal tract.
Published: 20 March 2013
Updated: 21 February 2017
- This revision provides updated advice on the need for and timing of booster doses for anthrax vaccine for occupation groups.
- Borders General Hospital in Scotland no longer supplies anthrax vaccine so it has been removed from the list of suppliers.
- First published.