Vaccinations & Gulf War Veterans

Vaccinations & Gulf War Veterans
Pvt. Allan Babin, combat medic, 1st Bn., 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division administers the small pox vaccine to a fellow paratrooper. Soldiers, who did not receive the small pox vaccine prior to deployment, receive the vaccine upon arrival to Kuwait. Many of the soldiers, including Pvt. Steven Curl, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, were screened out for various reasons at Fort Bragg but could receive the vaccination once in country.

Vaccinations & Gulf War Veterans

The following article on the VA’s website summarizes a lot of information in relation to Vaccinations & Gulf War Veterans, gulf war registry, unexplained illnesses, and more.


VA and research organizations continue to evaluate possible causes of Gulf War Veterans’ chronic multisymptom illnesses, including vaccinations.

If you have health concerns, talk to your health care provider or contact your local VA Environmental Health Coordinator to help you get more information from a health care provider.

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Kevin is a former Navy Aviation Machinist Mate, and Former Department of Defense Systems Engineer. Besides being very mechanically inclined, he holds a Bachelors of Computer Science. Kevin is a vaccine injury veteran and spends his spare time helping Operation Truth with their mission.