Military Footage Captured Recruit Jet Injector Vaccinations

Archival military footage has captured soldiers receiving mass jet injections with Ped-O-Jet injectors. These films demonstrate soldiers being inoculated consecutively, one after another, in an assembly-line formation. These films also captured nozzles were never wiped between patients. Therefore any contamination upon the nozzle was transferred to the next person in line.

These clips corroborate the testimonies of veterans who witnessed blood dripping from the injection site, improper vaccination procedures by corpsmen, and failure to wipe to nozzle between soldiers.


1963 Army Training Center

This footage captured blood dripping down the arm of the recruit within the mass jet injection line.


1967 Army Training Center – Fort Jackson


1989 Army Training Center – Fort Jackson


1989-1990 Army Training Center – Fort Sill

This footage captured a corpsmen disregarding vaccination protocol by having a jet injector in each hand. Proper procedure states the vaccinator must support the patient’s arm while the vaccination is given. The flesh must be pulled tightly. Failure to administer proper vaccinations “will injure the recipient’s skin and will fail to deliver the required dosage of vaccine” (Army Medical Handbook of Basic Nursing, 1970).


1990s Navy Jet Injections


1995 Army Training Center – Fort Sill



  • (Army Medical Department Handbook of Basic Nursing, 1970) Army Medical Department Handbook of Basic Nursing. Jet Hypodermic Injection Apparatus, Automatic. Department of the Army. November 1970. pp. 395-398.

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