Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, August 27th, 2002
But the government defended its decision, saying it was made with expert scientific and medical advice, and the World Health Organization said the chosen vaccine would work as well as the other major vaccine.
Since the September 11 terrorist assaults on Washington and New York and subsequent anthrax attacks, fears that the smallpox virus could resurface as a biological weapon have grown and governments, including Britain's, are building up vaccine stocks.
There are several vaccines, but the two main ones...
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