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Codename Vic, Vic 1 (Victor) Vaccine. Op Granby (Gulf War 1991).

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Margaret Diane Johnson

Dear Ministry of Defence,

What was Victor or Vic or Vic 1 vaccine that was used during Operation Granby, Gulf War 1991? and what was the vaccine used for? And was pertussis or squalene used during Operation Granby, Gulf War 1991, and if so what was it used for?

Yours faithfully,

Margaret Diane Johnson

SG SecFin-Sec Gp Mailbox (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

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Dear Margaret,
Please see the attached.

Regards,

Headquarters Defence Medical Services

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Margaret Diane Johnson

Dear SG SecFin-Sec Gp Mailbox (MULTIUSER),

Thank you for your response to my previous FOI letter. Can you please confirm that all vaccination recipients were informed that Vic 1, Victor, Vic 2 was another name for anthrax? Also, can you confirm that you requested informed consent with all recipients prior to receiving the Vic 1, Victor, Victor 2, anthrax and Pertussis vaccinations?

Yours sincerely,

Margaret Diane Johnson

SG SecFin-Sec Gp Mailbox (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

Dear Margaret,
As stated in our previous response, all key facts about the medical countermeasures used to protect British Forces during the 1990/1991 Gulf Conflict have been disclosed and have been in the public domain for some years. This includes: Background to the use of Medical Countermeasures to protect British forces during the Gulf War (Operation Granby) published October 1997 and available to view in the National Archives at:

https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov....

Regards,

Headquarters Defence Medical Services

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Margaret Diane Johnson

Dear SG SecFin-Sec Gp Mailbox (MULTIUSER),

Thank you for your speedy response. The archive document was very informative. However, it didn't seem to answer the question When a service personnel in 1991 for Operation Granby received the vaccination codenamed 'Vic 1' were they informed what Vic 1 (anthrax) vaccination was? or was it a MOD agreement that Vic 1 was a secret codename for anthrax at the time? It is important to be clear that 1. The service personnel was informed that Vic 1 was in fact anthrax, because otherwise 2. informed consent could not be given if they were not aware of what the codename Vic 1 stood for?

Yours sincerely,

Margaret Diane Johnson

SG SecFin-Sec Gp Mailbox (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

Dear Margaret,

Thank you for your additional Freedom of Information request. This request has been assigned the reference FOI2022/05927 and you should expect a response on or by 14 June 2022.

Regards

Secretariat
Headquarters Defence Medical Services
Defence Medical Services Whittington
Lichfield

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SG SecFin-Sec Gp Mailbox (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

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Dear Margaret,
Further to your enquiry below, please see the attached.

Regards,

Headquarters Defence Medical Services

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Margaret Diane Johnson

Dear SG SecFin-Sec Gp Mailbox (MULTIUSER),

Thank you for your response, however, it does not answer my original question. I would appreciate if you could respond to the questions below please:

Q 1/. How did MoD expect to give informed consent to a Vaccine with a nick name?
Q2/. How would MoD Identify the vaccine when the previous "nick name" had been used on another vaccine?
Q3/. Can you confirm that in all the MoD reports and their files is it fair to say that the MoD cannot confirm that anyone who was given the VIC 1 vaccine would have definitely been advised it was Anthrax?

Yours sincerely,

Margaret Diane Johnson

SG SecFin-Sec Gp Mailbox (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

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Dear Margaret,
Please see the attached.

Regards,

Headquarters Defence Medical Services

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