1980 during boot camp, every recruit stood in line receiving shots for every vaccine known to man. The military treats your shot record as meticulously as an accountant with the ledger. Annually, everyone received flu shot. The only exception, those who had allergies to vaccines.

If it is essential for national defense and operational readiness, why not these egotistical buffoons? Most of the men and women who are serving are young and in peak health. Yet to keep the force healthy, they require them to stay current with their vaccinations. Service members from clerical workers to special ops types maintain their shots. I don’t understand this bravado mindset.

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