Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, July 15th, 2003
In December 2002 the United States implemented a program of smallpox vaccinations for approximately 500,000 military personnel in a national program of preparedness against use of smallpox as a biological weapon. Pre-attack vaccination was determined to be the best way to personally protect troops so they can continue their missions. The resumption of smallpox vaccinations raises important questions regarding implementation and safety.
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