Vaccinations: Basic Training Q&A

PVT Matthew Casselberry talks about immunization shots during Basic Combat Training.

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Hi, I'm Private Matthew Casselberry and I'm about to graduate basic training and Jennifer from Seattle, Washington writes, "What kind of shots do you have to get and how often do you have to get them?"

Well Jennifer, we have to get, five or six shots when we first got here and I believe they were a series of flu shots and tuberculosis shot. And about mid-way through training they pulled a few Privates to the side and they had to get additional shots.

I don't know what for, I was not one of those privates. And we also receive an H1N1 shot about halfway through our training. So in total there's probably seven to ten shots that you will have to receive.