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Smallpox Vaccination in 2003: Key Information for Clinicians

John Bartlett, Luciana Borio, Lew Radonovich, Julie Samia Mair, Tara O'Toole, Michael Mair, Neil Halsey, Robert Grow, Thomas V. Inglesby
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April 01, 2003
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Clin Infect Dis 2003;36(7):883-902

Oxford University Press
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The purpose of this article is to provide clinicians with answers to some of the most important and frequently asked questions related to smallpox vaccination. Information that has direct bearing on this issue is broad in scope, complex, and multidisciplinary, and this article is offered as an attempt to distil this information into a single accessible resource. The information is organized as questions and answers and grouped in the following major sections: Purpose and Approach of the U.S. Smallpox Vaccination Program, Description of the Current Vaccine and Vaccine Supply, Efficacy and Duration of Immunity Following Vaccination, Vaccine  Administration, Vaccine Safety and Adverse Reactions, Contraindications to Smallpox Vaccination, Treatment of Vaccine-Related Complications, Liability Issues Related to Smallpox Vaccination, and The Recent Israeli Smallpox Vaccination Series.

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