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People with Certain Jobs

People with certain jobs may be at an increased risk of coming in contact with anthrax spores. These include:

  • Veterinarians
  • Laboratory professionals
  • Livestock producers
  • People who handle animal products
  • Mail handlers, military personnel, and response workers who may be exposed during a bioterror event involving anthrax spores

Recommendations for protecting workers are available from CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.  This guidance covers the use of respirators, protective clothing, and the anthrax vaccine. 

The anthrax vaccine is currently provided only to people who are at an increased risk of coming in contact with anthrax spores, such as members of the U.S. military, certain laboratory workers, and some people who handle animals or animal products (for example, farmers, veterinarians, and livestock handlers). The vaccine is not licensed for use in children under age 18, adults over age 65, or pregnant and nursing women.

To learn more about risks related to specific occupations, visit Information for Specific Groups.

 
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