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New HHS Approved Guidance: Considerations for Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed Post-Exposure Prioritization

Nov 11, 2013

On behalf of the federal government, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released the guidance document “Considerations for Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed Post-Exposure Prioritization”. The guidance provides a risk-based approach to governors, mayors, homeland security advisors, public health officers, emergency managers, and other public officials for providing anthrax vaccine as post-exposure prophylaxis for the entirety of an effected community in the event of an anthrax attack.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) participated in the development of this guidance, and incorporated feedback from the state, local, tribal and territorial (SLTT) Government Coordinating Council. For additional information or questions, contact the DHS Office of Health Affairs at healthaffairs@hq.dhs.gov. The document has been posted at NASEMSO’s DP Resource page.