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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Coxpox immunity: The smallpox vaccine contains live vaccinia, the virus that causes cowpox. Vaccinia is related to smallpox but causes a much milder form of disease. ... Read More

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Depends: The existing vaccine has been approved for use for 18-65 yo who do not have any of the long list of contraindications. It is not recommended for gene... Read More
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Yes: Unless you are immunosuppressed there should be no issues.
Dr. Keith Ramsey
Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine 37 years experience
Depends: It is effective, but only used in extremely limited populations. http://emergency.cdc.gov/agent/smallpox/revaxmemo.asp.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
May help with HIV: There's a paper awaiting confirmation that suggests folks immunized against smallpox have some protection against the HIV virus. There's talk of an im... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
No More Small pox: Small pox vaccine has not been used anywhere for years as Small Pox Disease has been wiped out from the earth due to successful Immunisation Yes Eczem... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Confusing question: Eczema is not caused by the smallpox vaccine but can worsen due to many stressful processes. Smallpox vaccine has also not been given to the general p... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
The disease is gone: There has been no smallpox in the world in 30+ years. Only the risk of use in bioterrorism keeps its memory around. The military & selected civilians ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. C. michael Bowman
Pediatrics 47 years experience
No: There is a very good section on the website from the center for disease control and prevention (cdc.Gov) with great information on immunizations recom... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Smallpox&varicella : Small popx and varicella viruses are different and one cannot cause the other.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gujer md fasa
Anesthesiology 27 years experience
Possible: It's impossible to say whether the withdrawal of the smallpox vaccine contributed to the initial explosion of HIV cases worldwide, but it is a plausib... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Not an Issue: There is currently no reason to get a smallpox vaccination anywhere.
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