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 the 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
1988 Air Force Military Training Center – Lackland AFB
This footage shows recruits receiving three vaccinations via jet injectors. The vaccinator administers a vaccination while looking away. Clearly he is not paying attention, as show in the screenshot below.
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
1990 Army Infantry Training Center Fort Benning, Georgia
This footage captures recruits receiving two jet injections simultaneously. Both corpsman fail to hold recruits’ arms and pull the skin tightly to receive the injection. One corpsman administers injections while his hand, which is supposed to be holding the recruits’ arms, is wrapped in a cast.
1995 Air Force Military Training Center – Lackland AFB
This footage captures recruits receiving three vaccinations via jet injectors. Notice how the vaccinators are protecting themselves by wearing latex gloves while no safety precautions are given to protect soldiers. The nozzles of the guns were never wiped. This clip also captured blood dripping down the arm of a recruit. The Ped-O-Jet was contaminated, yet the vaccination line was not stopped.
1995 Army Training Center – Fort Sill
1996 Air Force Training Center Lackland AFB
- (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.