VA and research organizations continue to evaluate possible causes of Gulf War Veterans' chronic multisymptom illnesses, including vaccinations.
If you have health concerns, talk to your health care provider or local VA Environmental Health Coordinator.
Gulf War Veterans may be eligible for a variety of VA benefits, including:
Learn more about benefits related to Gulf War service.
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences concluded in its report Gulf War and Health: Depleted Uranium, Sarin, Pyridostigmine Bromide, and Vaccines (2000) that there is inadequate or insufficient evidence to determine whether an association does or does not exist between multiple vaccinations and long-term adverse health problems.