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Vaccines: VPD-VAC/Smallpox/main page

Vaccines: VPD-VAC/Smallpox/main page

Smallpox Vaccination

At a Glance

Smallpox vaccination

The smallpox vaccine helps the body develop immunity to smallpox. The smallpox vaccine contains the “live” vaccinia virus—not dead virus like many other vaccines. For that reason, the vaccination site must be cared for carefully to prevent the virus from spreading. Also, the vaccine can have side effects. Currently, the United States has a big enough stockpile of smallpox vaccine to vaccinate everyone in the U.S. in the event of a smallpox emergency. More...

What You Should Know

About the Disease

Vaccine Information

Who Should Not be Vaccinated?

For Health Professionals

Clinical Information on Smallpox

Vaccine Recommendations

References and Resources

Provider Education

Materials for Patients

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