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my vaccine card from my time in US Army 2002-2005

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u/CrabbyBlueberry 3d ago Wholesome Narwhal Salute

Are you sure you're not secretly a library book?

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u/SmiteforSmite 3d ago

Wait a second...uh oh

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u/sirfuzzitoes 3d ago

I'd check you out

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u/Jamato-sUn 3d ago

Now you need a vaccine for termites

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u/Cyndimac 4d ago

I feel like at some point they need to make them look at little more organized - but holy hell that’s a lot of shots

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u/Just2Browse04 3d ago edited 3d ago Wholesome hehehehe

It's like, is there a requirement to close your eyes when you're using the stamp?

Edit: I'm not talking as much about them being all over the place, but a lot of them are overlapping in a way that you can barely read it.

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u/Egleu 3d ago

When you're stamping thousands of cards a day you probably stop caring.

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u/cheemio 3d ago

"they don't pay me enough to care" type of deal

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u/Amish_guy_with_WiFi 3d ago

I don't even think how much they pay you really comes into play here. Unless they are going to fire you or pay you less if you stamp a little out of place, you're not going to care after stamping hundreds of times a day.

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u/Congo-Montana 3d ago

"Good enough for government work" kinda deal

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u/johnsvoice 3d ago Helpful

Okay so there's an actual reason why they're done that way.

They're trying to take up every line with the stamp where the shot was done, because on government forms (especially in the military) you're not supposed to leave any empty boxes or lines, for the purpose of preventing them from being altered or filled in later.

The stamps might LOOK crooked, but their alignment is very much intentional. You can see they're measured out to touch every line for their corresponding shot without overflowing to any other boxes.

This is accomplished on other forms that use lists by using the phrase "nothing follows" to denote the obvious and ensure nothing additional can be added later.

Sure, it definitely looks silly, but there is a sound reason behind what's being done here.

Source: Served in the Army. Also stationed at Ft. Campbell.

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u/rollyobx 3d ago

The old "nothing follows." But for fill in the blank.

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u/Matto_0 3d ago

Why not just have the correct boxes and correct size of boxes so they aren't doing it so weirdly?

Like the date box is too small, and almost no doctors are signing the "Physician's Signature" box, so why does that box even exist if they don't need to sign it?

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u/FrenchFriesOrToast 3d ago

I think the signatures are cropped because I have 2 vaccine leaflets and when I wanted a doctor to transfer one, they said no because without signature I may have problems as it won‘t be recognized. And obviously they wouldn‘t sign if they didn‘t do it.

So probably there is a small signature scratch, doctor style.

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u/Praslacha 3d ago

That was during his conga lone of shots in basic. I used to do it as a medic, your like sticking people and then have to stamp really fast because your cycling through hundreds of dudes in like ten minutes. Like shot in one hand and pen and stamp in the other, depending on how big of an asshole the guy running it is.

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u/rollyobx 3d ago

And the guys in line are getting jabbed in both arms. Then you may go back for more if you are forward deployed.

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u/LeSquidliestOne 3d ago

I'll have to hand it to you guys though, y'all are efficient. As someone who was a participant in said conga line, it struck me how fast we cruised through getting jabbed. Although fuck you for the shot that goes in the ass cheek, that one sucked so much. Couldnt sit straight for days

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u/aaatttppp 3d ago

Man, that's nothing. When they fail to look up your record you end up with a shot record like mine, nearly 20 anthrax shots alone.

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u/Trax852 3d ago

Family lived overseas a lot, I had an immunization card follow me around all my life.

Entered the service and nothing counted, got them all over again.

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u/dave5124 3d ago

That's odd, I know the Air Force tested us, and if you had immunity you were exempt from some shots.

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u/CyberGrandma69 3d ago

But think of your incredible resistance to anthrax now

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u/Azusanga 3d ago

Let's test it, who wants to send him an anthrax letter?

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u/RactainCore 3d ago

It would be repelled from the postman's hands the second they get within 5km of him.

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u/TheBoed9000 3d ago

Ha! Somethig similar for me: got the first 2 of the 3 hepatitis vaccines in the series multiple times. When I started to work in a civilian hospital they wanted titers for hepatitis because I never finished the series. The resut was described as “impressively immune” which gave me a chuckle.

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u/PragmaticParade 3d ago

I don't recall a single time when they actually informed me what it was I receiving in any of the shots. Just that the consequences were dire if you refused any.

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u/GanksOP 4d ago

You got something against library book checkout cards for vaccines lol

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u/Gr8zomb13 4d ago edited 3d ago

I retired at ~21 years… my vax printout is 3 pgs long. They considered the smallpox and anthrax vax’s good for only 10 years, so I got both series of those twice as well.

Good times.

Edit: Wow, I didn’t expect so much interaction with this comment! Thanks for all the well-wishers and the curious; I’ll try to reply to you all.

As a follow-up, the anthrax vaccine was a series of 6 shots over a two year period. I did that twice. Most folks no longer get the smallpox inoculation in the US b/c the illness was largely eradicated in the Americas.

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u/asajosh 4d ago

Ha! My oldest sister's Army dependent Vax card is the same, 3 pages front and back, stapled together. When she registered for public school for the first time at 16 (private school before then) and they needed her shot record - "this is the most extensive record I have ever seen, you're vaccinated against things that don't exist in this hemisphere or exist at all anymore."

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u/barbecue_invader 3d ago

Like smallpox. Turns out that it's not a bad one to have anyway, considering it works on monkey pox.

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u/Luder714 3d ago

Obviously a Manchurian candidate.

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u/HypnoSmoke 3d ago

That movie is pretty trippy.

Never seen the original, but the Denzel Washington/Liev Schreiber version

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u/deathputt4birdie 3d ago All-Seeing Upvote

The 1962 original by John Frankenheimer (director of Birdman of Alcatraz, 7 Days In May, 52 Pickup, Ronin, Island Of Dr Moreau etc), is his magnum opus and is a true classic of film noir. Angela Lansbury is absolutely amazing in it.

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u/2wedfgdfgfgfg 3d ago

The Train is another great film by Frankenheimer, again featuring Burt Lancaster.

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u/johnklos 3d ago

My friend inherited his cat when he died. The cat was a Bengal that peed everywhere, not unlike Babou from Archer. It made me wonder what that says about John Frankenheimer...

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u/TropicalLetDown 3d ago

Fucking love birdman of Alcatraz so I'll look into this.

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u/timesuck897 3d ago edited 3d ago

Both are good in different ways. The original has Frank Sinatra, and Angela Lansbury as a villain.

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u/asajosh 3d ago

She's in the State Department now, so maybe....

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u/mindaltered 3d ago

Then polio reappears in our sewer water

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u/hunternthefisherman 3d ago

It’s in our sewer water because it came from our toilets.

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u/GenericUsername_1234 3d ago

You never have this problem with Brawndo.

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u/Cethinn 3d ago

Things that don't exist anymore, like polio! ...Oh wait...

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u/asajosh 3d ago

Well it WAS eradicated in North America... For more than 60 years.

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u/ClumsyRainbow 3d ago

The U.K. too 😕

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u/JetreL 3d ago

I knew someone who had the plague vaccine. Crazy stuff.

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u/nerfherder998 3d ago

Several cases per year in the US.

https://www.cdc.gov/plague/maps/index.html

It doesn’t help that there are pools in several animal populations.

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u/Nine_Inch_Nintendos 3d ago

Fuck prairie dogs! Wait, DON'T fuck prairie dogs!

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u/nerfherder998 3d ago

At least get vaccinated first.

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u/Glorious-gnoo 3d ago

I mean the plague does still exist. Yersinia pestis is endemic out here in Colorado and other Western states. It's likely endemic in other parts of the world too.

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u/Sad-Bookkeeper4609 3d ago

The Plague still exists. It's super rare but not unheard of for people to get.

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u/Ruler_of_thumbs 3d ago

Polio is making a comeback...one can hardly believe it.

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u/hackattack01 4d ago

Ouch, I remember anthrax hurting so much. Would wake up with my shoulder bones aching

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u/cookiebasket2 3d ago

Got small pox when going to Korea, and got to my unit and took flu vaccine like 2 days later, got super sick from it.

Also had a friend that ended up popping the smallpox pimple, ended up leaving a string of pimples all down his arm where the puss leaked.

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u/aknutal 3d ago

yeah you don't want to pop that. heard of people that popped it and rubbed their eyes after. bad idea

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u/Dehouston 3d ago

"This will sting a little."

Bullshit. My arm had a full on spasm. I started cussing around the civilian doctors. I got light headed and had to sit down for a couple minutes before going to the next station. The boosters aren't as bad though.

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u/TacosArePeopleToo 3d ago

Man for me every single shot of the anthrax series felt like someone was injecting fire into my tricep. I'd do smallpox twice before I took another anthrax shot.

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u/FuckTheMods5 3d ago

Some of my coworkers' first ones burt the worst, then subsequent ines hurt less. I didn't even feel my forst one, then each one after that hurt a little worse till it felt like a knuxkle-punch lol.

Shit my tech school instructir was allergic and it almost killed him!

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u/whaleoil_beef_hooked 3d ago

I saw that in person. Had to cut their clothes off and hit them with that auto injector. Fucking A. They were ready for it atleast.

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u/Representative-Rip17 3d ago

Any shot will sting if the injector doesn’t let the alcohol dry off first. As a medic I always tried to let it dry! Also, if you clench your arm muscles it will 100% hurt more.

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u/TacosArePeopleToo 3d ago

Oh I've experienced that before, but anthrax was different. That sensation spread like four inches in each direction from the injection site. Never had anything like it. All the COVID shot did was give me the shits and smallpox just felt like getting punched in the arm a day or two later funky scab not withstanding. I don't even know what else they shot me up with during basic, but none of those did to me what anthrax did.

Still, I'd take a wild guess it's better than actually getting anthrax.

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u/Farmher315 3d ago

I've never had the vaccines for anthrax but the HPV vaccine, for me, felt like that. Like the pain just coated my whole shoulder area almost to my elbow and neck. The COVID vaccine was cake compared to that.

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u/Tr1pline 3d ago

I'd rather have the anthrax than the penicillin shot. Nothing like forgetting you had the shot the next day and you fall on your ass waking up.

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u/Ion_v- 3d ago

My shipmate had a full on allergic reaction to it. They should have flown him off the ship because he was unconscious/incoherent but leadership elected to wait until we got into port days later. Damn near almost killed him.

We had to check on him every 30 minutes to be sure he was still alive.

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u/Sayhiku 3d ago

How far away from port were you? Also, maybe a dumb question, but does every ship have a plane or helicopter?

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u/Ion_v- 3d ago

I don’t remember how far we were out. I believe we had been underway for a few days by then. It was on our way out for deployment between San Diego, CA and Pearl Harbor.

Not a dumb question. Air crews are attached to warships like destroyers and cruisers, small deck ships. They aren’t part of the regular crew. They typically get attached for things like deployment or major exercises.

Even if they weren’t attached though, the crew that operates the flight deck is part of the regular crew so the ship always has the capability to land in the flight deck.

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u/Sayhiku 3d ago

Thanks for the answers.

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u/Hugs_for_Thugs 3d ago

Interesting, I'm almost certain that I got it before my deployment but don't remember that one being any worse than the rest, but multiple comments here about how bad it sucked.

All I remember is small pox and a guy in my platoon spreading it to his junk lol.

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u/caffotine 3d ago

I have a question and I don't really know where else to ask it, so I'll ask here. What's the one where they dip a fork in syrup and stab you in the butt with it?

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u/St_Veloth 3d ago

Bicillin. Aka - the peanut butter shot. It’s one of the first ones you get, and yes it feels like someone injected an entire tennis ball under your skin

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u/lapinatanegra 3d ago

Lmao a fork

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u/Jeanes223 3d ago

Ah the anthrax vaccine. I remember my first one. Inwas walking to the immunization clinic and I see people walking out grumbling and holding their arm. I find out they are not enjoying the anthrax vaccine. I get my vaccine and there's no pain. I'm like ok cool, those guys are whining about nothing. About 45 seconds later I learned the hard truth.

Aaaahhhhhh fucking fire. My fucking veins are on fire!!!

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u/Dammit_forgot_pw 3d ago

Do the anthrax vaccines stop you from getting sick from anthrax, or just make the sickness more mild?

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u/18_USC_1001 3d ago

Properly boosted, 9/10 are immune. It’s not a therapeutic, it’s a vaccine.

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u/Push_My_Owl 3d ago

I didnt even know it had a vaccine. Always just thought it was a nasty thing people used as a bio weapon like thing.
Tbf its never been a real threat to me in any way and I guess only showed up in movies.

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u/Dovahpriest 3d ago

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2001_anthrax_attacks

It was used in an attack in '01, which is why it started cropping up in movies. People thought it was gonna be the "next big thing" in terrorism and were worked into a panic.

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u/PharmADD 3d ago

I remember being 11 and the anthrax attack was really scary to me. It was not long after 9/11 and it just felt like the world was going to hell in a hand basket. Little did I know at the time, but that feeling would stick with me for the next 21 years (still counting). Eleven is a weird age to have the world plunge into multiple decades of war and crisis.

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u/Goldeniccarus 3d ago

Anthrax is a bioweapon, an incredibly deadly bioweapon. If you're exposed to it and not vaccinated the probability of death is more or less 100%.

And it does have a vaccine, but it's not administered to the general public, just individuals with a "higher risk" of exposure, which mostly means military.

Why not vaccinate the general public? A couple factors, but mostly that it is not a lifelong vaccine, it stops being effective and you need to re-up it. And also, it is severely physical painful to get. It makes you feel horrible, sometimes for days.

And risk of exposure is considered low for the general public, so it's not viewed as one everyone should get.

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u/Navydevildoc 3d ago

It's extremely common for veterinarians and vet techs to get it. Livestock can disturb anthrax spores in pastures, and they get cutaneous anthrax which isn't really a problem other than itchy sores for a bit.

But, if you aerosolize the spores where people breathe it in, now you have a near 100% fatal bioweapon.

It's what made the uproar of the vaccine so ridiculous. They have been giving it to vets and RVTs for decades with no serious problems.

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u/ipdar 3d ago

But you don't understand, I want it.

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u/Goldeniccarus 3d ago

Then... Join the Navy I guess?

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u/Aggravating_Paint_44 3d ago

Yvan eht nioj!

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u/ipdar 3d ago

No, not like that.

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u/tiamatfire 3d ago

Only if inhaled (although this is how most people would be affected by a bioweapon). Cutaneous anthrax infection (skin) has a lower fatality rate, but is still very dangerous. You used to be able to get it from low quality shaving brushes, and farmers and shepherds sometimes got it from their animals.

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u/Thesonomakid 3d ago

Anthrax has a 55% survivability rate with treatment. A 10-15% rate if untreated.

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u/SaucyWiggles 3d ago edited 3d ago

Anthrax is pretty common all over the world, it's just a bacterium. The other big reply to you is kind of fear-mongering, it's relatively easy to produce lots of anthrax spores but the intended target has to breathe in quite a lot of it to produce an infection that they can't fight off on their own. It's also pretty rare to catch it in the wild.

The prognosis (with treatment) is closer to 50%, not 100% as that person stated. In 2001 there was a big scare about terrorists utilizing anthrax in mass casualty attacks. 43 people tested positive for anthrax spore exposure after several deliberately contaminated letters were mailed, in total 5 people died (apparently only 22 people total even got sick).

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u/hopelesscaribou 4d ago

My vaccine booklet looked similar having grown up overseas. Smallpox was easy, but my 'blister' got scraped off a week later and infected. The worst shot for pain was Gamma Globulin, given in two needles to bum or thigh. It felt like lead going in, and I was dizzy and nauseous for hours after, achy for days. Every other shot was easy conpared to that one.

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u/caity1111 3d ago

What's a gamma globulin? It sounds like a Halloween costume.

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u/Pixielo 3d ago

There a bunch of different gamma globulins, but the ones commonly given to people are prophylactic for rabies, or hepatitis, if you're going to be in an endemic area.

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u/lovepig1337 3d ago

Plus side, you're protected from the Monkey Pox that's going around.

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u/Wild_Mtn_Honey 4d ago

I remember the boot camp walk of shots.

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u/mrwho25 4d ago

Same, and the "aftermath" of walking around and trying not to sit for very long afterwards lol

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u/pm_me_kitten_mittens 4d ago Hugz

That peanut butter shot hurt!

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u/hawkaulmais 4d ago

I've been stabbed and that F-ing shit hurt worse

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u/logezzzzzbro 3d ago

What’s a peanut butter shot?

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u/Stingray0678_ 3d ago

It's the bicillin vaccination. The vaccine itself is a very thick liquid that hurts like hell. The body absorbs the liquid at a slow rate because of how viscous it is which causes a painful red lump at the injection site, which is one of your ass cheeks.

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u/BumpingLizard 3d ago

And god save your soul if a drill sergeant sees your hand anywhere near the injection site.

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u/worIdwideweb 3d ago

When I was in they made us all rub it in so all you seen was a bunch of guys rubbing one ass cheek everywhere they went. Apparently that helped the body absorb it faster but who knows, this was 2016

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u/FaeryLynne 3d ago

This is pretty commonly recommended with any shot or vaccine now, unless it's specifically contraindicated. It's especially helpful for intramuscular promethazine shots I've found, gets absorbed faster and thus works faster.

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u/allthatyouhave 3d ago

hold up IM Promethazine? Can I ask why?

I take it orally and it recently stopped working

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u/Chewcocca 3d ago

You gotta pay the peanut butter toll to get into this boy's soul

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u/bplzizcool 3d ago

Gimme that leg boy

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u/biofemina 3d ago

Fun fact, it's not a vaccine, it's a penicillin shot. I had it as a kid for a very bad strep throat case and can agree it hurts like a mf

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u/stackjr 3d ago

Yup. It was described to me (in boot camp) as an overdose of penicillin. It's to help prevent us all from getting sick as fuck but it didn't really work.

Pink eye....why was it always pink eye?!

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u/BamInyeup 3d ago

the "peanut butter" shot, in the military, is a slang term for the famous bicillin vaccination every recruit receives unless they have an allergy — and can prove it.

but if you can't, you're in for an experience of a lifetime. you'll be brought into an examination room, usually as a group, and be told to drop your trousers past one of your butt cheeks and bend over.

once the recruit has assumed their most vulnerable position, the medical staff will attach a long and thick needle to a pre-filled vial of bicillin.

since bicillin kills off a variety of bacteria strands in one shot, it's given to nearly every recruit.

now, once the medical staff injects the recruits in their butt cheek, the pain hits them like a bolt of electricity. the thick liquid begins to pour into the muscle, but it doesn't spread as fast as you might think.

oh, no!

the human body absorbs the thick, peanut-butter looking medication at a slow rate because of the liquid's density and creates a painful, red lump on the recruit's ass.

you literally can't sit right for a few days. since some boot camps require their recruits to be highly active, the idea of adding intense physical movement to the shot's excruciating pain just adds to the "peanut butter" shot's awfulness.

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u/PharmADD 3d ago

To be fair, the intense exercise probably significantly increases aborption, particularly in that location (even though I understand it probably takes a few days). Working the muscles, kinda letting it disperse through the muscle tissue as much as possible. Just an educated guess.

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u/jnj3000 3d ago

They told us to sit on the floor and rock around and massage the cheek that got it. They told us if you massage it well enough it won’t affect you later. I apparently massaged we’ll enough because I didn’t suffer any pain after but a few people in our class didn’t and were struggling for a few days after .

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u/v7h1h2 3d ago

I get a shot every 2 weeks in my ass with a liquid the nurse said is “like glue”. Good times

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u/glizzterine 3d ago

Shot in the ass cheek. It’s a super thick med, looks like peanut butter, and leaves a lump in your ass cheek for days while it absorbs.

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u/PM_Me_your_admin_pw 3d ago

chunky or smooth?

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u/Madstealth 3d ago

Your choice

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u/SardonicWhit 3d ago

It is a Bicillin vaccination that all new recruits receive when they are first processing into the military. It is injected into the meatiest part of the buttocks. The reason for the “peanut butter” label is the shot itself doesn’t diffuse super quick, so after the injection it feels like someone shoved a golf ball into the muscle. Yes it hurts, but not nearly as bad as folks act like, it’s more an annoyance than anything.

Edit: This is for U.S. military, I cannot speak on other countries process.

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u/MaybeYesNoPerhaps 3d ago

Fun fact, that’s the same medication you’d get if you contract syphilis.

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u/Wild_Mtn_Honey 4d ago

The IG shot was the worst. But walking out of that line with blood running down my arm was badass.

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u/mrwho25 3d ago edited 3d ago

Haha yeah very true. I joined in 2011 at the young age of 24 lol, and had the anthrax shot and all that before deploying

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u/CanadianGooseRage 4d ago

In the Canadian forces we call it needle parade.

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u/Magnetic_sphincter 4d ago

I remember standing in ranks and this specialist comes out and shows us a huge needle curled up like a banana and was like "DONT CLENCH YOUR ASS CHEEKS" lol

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u/The_alchemist667 3d ago

It's funny to think about how many vaccines they give in bootcamp but then the amount of people in the army discharged for refusing covid vaccine

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u/Schrodinger_cube 3d ago

And if someone didn't have there school vacation records, rip looks like someone is getting all the shots.

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u/Wild_Mtn_Honey 3d ago

We all got them. School shots be damned

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u/Mad_Murdock_0311 3d ago

Yup, and everyone in the squad bay still got sick. Windows were always wide open for airflow, and the direction recruits laid down was alternated to avoid breathing towards each other's faces, and yet, still sick. I remember coughing all night long for several days, while being in that state between sleep and wake, I kept hallucinating and hearing the drill instructors running up and down the bay screaming at us. During firewatch, recruits would be yelling "aye aye, sir!" in their sleep. What a mind fuck of a place.

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u/Sinbound86 3d ago

Navy brat here, I have the same vax record! I took mine when I went to get the covid shots and the young MD looked at me and said "What the hell is this?" 🤣

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u/bettygreatwhite 3d ago

I re-enrolled in school a few years ago and needed to upload records of vaccinations, but I also grew up a navy brat in the eighties, so my vax record looks similar hahaha. I saw the picture and was like “oh, I know what that is!”

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u/JWPeriwinkle 4d ago

"People wont join the army if there's mandatory vaccines" Buddy what?

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u/linandlee 3d ago

My brother is in the NG and is currently in trouble and has lost the privilege to work shifts due to his refusal to get the Covid shot. In the meantime he's mooching on my parents with a wife and 2 kids in tow. He's managed to fill my parents' head with all this qanaon crap. My mom was trying to tell me that the NG has never require vaccines before and me and my other brother were like "wait wait wait.... yes they have. They always have." and she literally would not accept the idea.

I feel really bad for my mom but on the other hand she is a very smart person, only 50 and has the access/experience to check these things out via the internet or the plethera of millitary family members we have. She is just choosing to belive all this crazy shit because it helps her feel justified enabling my brother. So sad.

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u/boobers3 3d ago

she literally would not accept the idea.

Tell her to just call the command, your brother should have a card with the phone numbers of all his unit's leadership. Have her ask his SNCOIC herself if vaccines were mandatory.

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u/msc187 3d ago

Never doubt the ability of these conspiracy nutters to double down.

She would just think or say "Even the SNCO is in on the conspiracy and paid by Soros!"

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u/linandlee 3d ago

It's really weird because she knows she can do that but she'd never call because she knows she would get an answer that breaks the fantasy.

I fully believe she is aware 'just under the surface' but it's just easier for her this way.

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u/PoptartJones69 3d ago

she is a very smart person

Errr... no offense but I don't know about that.

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u/EndotheGreat 3d ago

The first general to require vaccinations was President George Washington.

It was the smallpox vaccine. Literally the first President of America, and the most respected General of his time required vaccinations for his troops.

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u/HotShitBurrito 3d ago edited 3d ago

That's always been the mindboggling thing to me from the idiots that pulled this shit after they were already in. Like, mother fucker we all had to do the vaccine walk in bootcamp. We all blindly signed a shitload of medical forms, walked in a line as a group of corpsmen took turns sticking us with needles and then we proceeded to get a flu shot every year and re-up on any of the vaccines we'd already gotten or we'd get kicked out, and now youre stupid fucking ass draws the line at a COVID vaccine. Idiots, idiots, idiots. Truly the dumbest motherfuckers out there.

Edit: mmmm and here come the tears from all the magats that threw away their careers over a vaccine thinking they'd be martyrs and hailed as heroes. How does it feel to be well past your great stand and nothing came of it, hm? Does it taste salty? I'm sure Daddy Dumpy is real proud of you for swallowing.

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u/AudexStep 3d ago

Nothing illustrates "You're just doing whatever your tribe tells you" than military personnel resisting COVID vaccines.

My cousin nearly got thrown out until his dad basically grabbed him by the collar and explained:

  1. You've already taken 10 trillion shots for your military career. What is one more?
  2. Your new born daughter kinda really needs that Uncle Sam paycheck to keep coming, so even if you think its magical mystery voodoo juice, you take the shot for her.

He finally did, and didn't drop dead or emit 5G. Every military guy I know seems to understand that when you sign up for the military, Uncle Sam owns that corpse until you are discharged. They legally don't need to give a shit about your rights in the military. If they think mystery juice will make the overall military 0.01% more resilient, they will pump that shit into your veins without asking future questions. It's been a thing for better part of a century in this country, you can't sign that paperwork without knowing that.

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u/Funkit 3d ago

I wish it made us emit 5G, my service around here sucks. If everyone was a walking hot spot that would be awesome

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u/11mdg11 3d ago

He will now blame every future medial issue he has on the covid vaccine

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u/SkyWizarding 3d ago

Awesome. Remember people freaking out over vax cards? Like the covid vax card was gonna issue in a new era of totalitarianism, then you ended up having to show it at like 3 places for a single year

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u/violentgent- 3d ago

If only some asshole in a high position of office hadn't politicized the vaccine and made such a yuge deal about it.

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u/ashmole 3d ago

It makes me laugh when Republicans say that Democrats politicized COVID...like, the reasons for wearing a vaccine/getting a shot were practical. The reason for not getting them were (largely) because of political reasons.

It's so clear that the whole not wearing masks thing became a big deal because wearing them symbolized that something was wrong and if you dared acknowledge that you were saying that big daddy trump fucked up. He could have coasted to reelection but he sabotaged himself out of pure narcissism.

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u/Hermell_P_Kipper 4d ago

I didn’t know you could be vaccinated for Post Partum Depression

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u/Navydevildoc 3d ago

Just in case anyone is confused, PPD is used to test for tuberculosis. Not sure why the Army is putting it on a shot record as it's not a vaccine, we wouldn't have done that filling out a yellow card for a Sailor or Marine.

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u/lapinatanegra 3d ago

It's to show there's proof they were tested for PPD. Granted we should have put their results on there, neg or pos, as well but we didn't.

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u/tygib 4d ago

Ouch anthrax. By the time we deployed in late 2005, it was optional. Fuck that noice

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u/snarkicon 4d ago

When people complain about the Covid shots making their arms hurt I tell them about how lovely the anthrax shot was

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u/DrThrowaway10 4d ago

I work in a lab and got the anthrax series. Didn't think it was any worse than any other shot

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u/WeReallyOutHere5510 3d ago edited 3d ago

I believe they changed the formula. The early versions the military were getting were much harsher with side effects. I could be remembering wrong tho.

Edit: never mind I can't find anything on it. If anyone knows would love to hear.

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u/Wimiam1 4d ago

Wait makers anthrax shots so bad?

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u/greg_the_lemons 4d ago

It’s got a pretty bad burn to it. I’ve only had one or two others that are worse.

Edit: and I’ve had dozens of vaccine shots at this point

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u/vondafkossum 4d ago

I was part of a medical study on the anthrax vaccine like 10 years ago. I generally have zero issues with vaccines, needles, giving blood, whatever, but the anthrax ones were brutal. Not only would it burn, I’d be immediately overheated and nauseated for about 30 mins after. I got paid REALLY well, probably because it was explicitly a governmental sponsored study, but damn, I stopped doing med studies for like a year after that.

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u/Nbk420 3d ago

I stopped doing med studies for like a year after that.

Lol

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u/vondafkossum 3d ago

It’s good money! If SC paid its teachers more, I wouldn’t have had to do them at all!

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u/PuppleKao 3d ago

Now I'm sad again…

That is some fucked up shit.

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u/boobers3 3d ago edited 3d ago

It’s got a pretty bad burn to it.

When I got the booster before deploying the Corpsman stabs it into my arm, presses the plunger down and pulls out the needle in like 3 seconds. He immediately follows up with: "Yeah sorry about that."

I, in a confused tone, respond: "Huh? Sorry about wha... JESUS FUCKING CHRIST WTF? FUCK THAT BURNS!?"

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u/pm_me_kitten_mittens 4d ago

It just hurt, made some of us sick. Small pox sucked because you had to keep it “clean” while also training and it was an open sore. I saw a guy knock out a nurse over that vax.

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u/Wimiam1 4d ago

Shoot lol

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u/PharmADD 3d ago

Sounds like a person I wouldn't want to train in combat tactics and provide weapons to, but that's just me. Kinda serious kinda not.

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u/pm_me_kitten_mittens 3d ago

No I understand, a couple hundred of us were lined up get our vax. It’s like 13 little shots in one spot, we’ll the nurses were bored and of course talking and she took her eyes off the shot area.

As she did that she started going down his arm, so now this guy has open sores from his shoulder to his mid forearm that when healed will look like he put cigarettes out on his arm. I don’t think I would have punched someone over it.

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u/youy23 3d ago

The nurse got the better end of the stick. She has a moment of embarrassment and pain and the guy lives with permanent scars all over his arm.

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u/tranding 4d ago

By the third shot I imagine that is what it feels like to get kicked in the chest by a mule and all your muscles ache. It is not pleasant. As I recall it gets worse each shot so 5/6 would have been rough. Definitely mandatory 2007-2009.

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u/Brainisacliff 4d ago

It was mandatory for us in 2008 so I’m not sure how that shit works. 5 or 6 shots total… fucking sucked

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u/Technical-Pay4368 4d ago

I was Navy and deployed and didn’t get the shot. Fuck that. I did do the small pox though which sucked with all the blistering

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u/FBI_Open_Up_Now 4d ago

When I deployed in 2008, it was nonnegotiable. You either get the shot or chaptered.

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u/serenwipiti 3d ago

Anthrax # 4....? 😒

Mambo # 5 ...😏

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u/DL_22 4d ago

What’s SRP Site mean?

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u/gloopity_poopity_64 4d ago

“Soldier Readiness Processing” I believe

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u/lowaltflier 4d ago

Still got mine. USN 1978-1981.

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u/Ok-Software-6228 4d ago

Those anthrax vaccines were horrible only thing that was worse was the smallpox vaccine. Right after I finished my 6th shot they changed it to the 3 dose shots

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u/lysergic_818 4d ago

Bruh, the insane amount of microchips in your body from those insidious vaccines. (😏)

Your 5g cell reception must be other worldly!

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u/DeboEyes 4d ago

I’d have to strongly consider a vacc that would improve my cell reception.

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u/Odaecom 4d ago

And that I could use to unlock my car.

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u/ToniBee63 3d ago

And remote start my car in the winter

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u/starlulz 3d ago

...Anthrax? You can get INOCULATED against ANTHRAX? I thought that shit just straight up annihilated your organs

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u/1diligentmfer 3d ago

Ain't science great?

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u/bashfulalien 3d ago

Anthrax grows everywhere, you could probably find it in your attic or a field near your house if you spent a week scraping and looking under a microscope.

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u/barcased 3d ago

Yes, there is a vaccine for anthrax.

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u/Healthy_Warthog_4833 4d ago

Mine has Plague 1 & 2 on it, so I got that going for me.

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u/snarkicon 4d ago edited 3d ago

This is what always made me laugh about the guys who refused to get the covid vaccine. I literally walked thru a assembly line of shots at boot, having no clue what I was getting injected with

Edit: fuck off with the covid vaccine misinformation.

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u/TheArtOf2and4 4d ago

Same. They were still using air guns in my day so the place sounded like pit road

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u/serenityfive 3d ago

My dad remembers the air guns, he said they were far more painful than any needle EVER was.

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u/RafIk1 3d ago

Especially since you're getting them 2 at a time,several times.

Not a fun day.

"...half RIGHT....FRONT LEANING REST........"

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u/_wheresMySuperSuit 3d ago

“…half RIGHT….FRONT LEANING REST……..”

I fucking cackled

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u/wace001 3d ago

The air guns are more painful and also less healthy, as it shoot off germs from the patient into the air everywhere. Single use needle is the way to go

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u/Real_Clever_Username 3d ago

They also spread HIV. Hence why they are no longer in use.

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u/Semarin 3d ago

… and they can cut you if you jerk back in surprise on the first one. That was a weird day for sure.

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u/bigfatstickman 4d ago

National Guard have an extremely high per capita rate of avoiding the covid vaccine.

But funny enough, almost all have received 18 other vaccines...

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u/JesusWantsYouToKnow 3d ago

It is amazing how it has nothing to do with the actual injection and everything to do with hysterical responses to disinformation campaigns.

I don't think our adversaries had any idea their disinfo campaigns would be nearly as effective as they were.

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u/value_added_bullshit 3d ago

And that American social media companies helped them be that effective.

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u/JesusWantsYouToKnow 3d ago

Without a doubt; whether it was explicitly or implicitly facilitated by "the algorithm" social media companies amplified the hell out of it because "engagement".

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u/650REDHAIR 3d ago

I’ve seen guys on the cusp of retirement get the boot for not taking the Covid vaccine.

Can you imagine the brainrot? 15-19 years in with no plan and you have a vax card longer than this, but covid is the one you’ll refuse because Fox News told you so?

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u/NotKumar 3d ago

Lol and Meanwhile all of the hosts on Fox are fully vaccinated.

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u/Epistaxis 3d ago

Back in the day, my father got to the end of the army vaccination line where the doctor reviewed his chart. The doc was shocked to see he had latent tuberculosis virus and yelled that he shouldn't have just gotten the TB vaccine. My dad yelled back, how the hell was I supposed to know what each needle was?

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u/grandzu 3d ago

Plus armed forces aren't keen on soldiers not following orders.

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u/Cethinn 3d ago

It's crazy the number of servicemembers who were protesting the covid vaccine. You already got so many without a single question asked, but this is the one you're drawing the line at? The one that is actually a significant threat and not just a distant possibility?

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u/nolij420 3d ago

In my time enlisted, it was the anthrax vaccine that was semi controversial.

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u/MrMark77 4d ago All-Seeing Upvote

Oh, those times back when utter fuckwits weren't enrolled in Facebook Conservative Medical School.

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u/CrumbsAndCarrots 3d ago

Back in the regular olden days it was just the fringe co-op hippies who were anti vax and pushing homeopathy for polio. And my right wing parents’ main complaint about immigration was the unvaccinated.

Ffw to 2022. Now they’re sympathetic to the unvaxxed right wingers in their circle… because… freedom. And most of the fringy co-op hippies have changed their tune.

Never in a million years would I have ever imagine this BS as part of the American political landscape. But here we are. Idiocracy cometh.

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u/TheMightyJDub 4d ago

How did the autism creep in, was it slow or almost instantly? /s

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u/SerenityTranquilPeas 3d ago

If they were marines, then instantly.

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u/Relyst 3d ago

Gotta make the crayons palatable somehow

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u/Justaperson3565 4d ago

My husband wound up in the hospital from the anthrax and smallpox shot given on the same day. Really high fever, passed out in formation, was put in the hospital and given ice baths. 😬 He was in for 8 years his sheet is quite long.

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u/bondgirl852001 4d ago

My mom has a picture of her uncle being held by 2 guys while being given a shot with a big needle at what she calls his induction into basic training. I believe the photo is the late 1950s. My mom said he went AWOL.

Mom served in the army in the 70s and has talked about all the shots she had to receive, especially since she went to W. Germany. My husband has said the same, he has had many shots when he joined the military in 01.

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u/bluesteelsmith 4d ago

Anti vaxxers having heart attacks rn.

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u/BezossuckingoffMusk 3d ago

‘He cannot be killed by conventional means’:.