Law Firm Tries to Strike Fear Into Soldiers Over Monkeypox Vaccines

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As monkeypox cases grow across the country, health officials are scrambling to play catch-up in deploying safe and effective vaccines to eligible Americans desperate to avoid painful rashes, among other symptoms caused by the disease. The shots have been in remarkably short supply, even as officials in cities from New York to San Francisco have declared public-health emergencies over the new outbreak.

Thanks in part to these supply-chain issues, broad access to the shots—much less any kind of mandate to get inoculated—remains something of a pipe dream. But in this new health crisis, at least one law firm that has a history of representing soldiers who refuse to get vaccinated against COVID-19 sees plenty of opportunity.

“There is a lot of vaccine hesitancy in the military,” Sean Timmons, a managing partner of the Houston, Texas, branch of the firm Tully Rinckey, told The Daily Beast. “Recruiting in the military has been diminished because of this vaccine resistance after COVID. So we’re just trying to get in front of it.”

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