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If you have eczema can you still get the smallpox vaccine?

If you have  eczema can you still get the smallpox vaccine?

Not an Issue: There is currently no reason to get a smallpox vaccination anywhere. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Smallpox Vaccine (Definition)

a compound that contains cowpox virus which is administered to a person to prevent development of smallpox. “Edward Jenner and the history of smallpox and vaccination” by Stefan Riedel MD, PhD is a fascinating read. Appears that Benjamin Jesty was the first to vaccinate against ...Read more


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Where can I get the eczema and smallpox vaccine?

Where can I get the eczema and smallpox vaccine?

Can't get smallpox: vaccine at this time. The American public has not received routine smallpox vaccinations since 1972. According to the CDC “The U.S. government has enough vaccine to vaccinate every person in the United States in the event of a smallpox emergency.” This is part of Emergency Prepared & Response for possible future bioterrorism (in aftermath of 9/11). ...Read more

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Could you get a smallpox vaccine in spite of having eczema?

Could you get a smallpox vaccine in spite of having eczema?

Contraindicated wi: Eczema. The American public has not received routine smallpox vaccinations since 1972. According to the CDC “The U.S. government has enough vaccine to vaccinate every person in the United States in the event of a smallpox emergency.” This is part of Emergency Prepared & Response for possible future bioterrorism (in aftermath of 9/11).**http://www.bt.cdc.gov/agent/smallpox/vaccination/facts.asp** ...Read more

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Is it possible to accept a smallpox vaccine if having eczema?

??smallpox vaccine??: If i understand correctly, the smallpox was declared extinct in 1980 by the who and only a few support teams with the cdc and military have access to the vaccine based on bioterroism concerns.When the vaccine was used before 1980, eczema was considered a contraindication due to the severe and often life threatening reactions to the vaccine.Consult your personal dr on this issue. ...Read more

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What is the chance of getting eczema from the smallpox vaccine?

What is the chance of getting eczema from the smallpox vaccine?

You do not: First I may tell you Small Pox Vaccine is not given anywhere in the world for last several years as Small Pox has been eradicated from this earth and there is no need to vaccinate any one Your question is lheoretical and is historical for your amusement You do not get eczema from Small Pox Vaccine Eczema vaccinatum which is rare severe reaction to Smalpox vaccine in those who already had Eczema ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting eczema vaccinatum from the smallpox vaccine? Has this ever happened?

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 Eczema Vaccinatum was a complication og Small Pox Vaccine and it might have happened in past ...Read more

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What are the chances of someone with eczema getting eczema vaccinatum from a smallpox vaccine? Can this happen?

Not possible now: Smallpox is one of the viral illnesses which have been conquered world wide. Unless the organism is released in a terrible accident or by a terrorist action, it is simply not found out there to cause infection. Therefore immunization (vaccination) is not needed and those under age forty or so have never been exposed so eczema vaccinatum is not out there either. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the percentage chance of getting eczema vaccinated from the smallpox vaccine if you have eczema?

Could you tell me what is the percentage chance of getting eczema vaccinated from the smallpox vaccine if you have eczema?

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 population in the us since about 1980, after the world health organization declared it extinct. When it was available, it was never given to patients known to have eczema because of a major life threatening complication from the vaccine. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the chances of getting eczema vaccinatum from the smallpox vaccine?

Smallpox vaccine: Extremely rare severe rxns: included Postvaccinal Encephalitis & Eczema Vaccinatum wi a death rate of 1 to 2 per million. The American public has not received routine smallpox vaccinations since 1972. According to the CDC - Eczema/ Atopic Dermatitis was a contraindication. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the chances of someone with eczema getting eczema vaccinatum from a smallpox vaccine?

Doctors, what are the chances of someone with eczema getting eczema vaccinatum from a smallpox vaccine?

Not Used Anymore: Smallpox was the first viral illness to be eradicated due to the global use of the vaccine. It would be extremely rare to develop the rash as you indicated, since the smallpox vaccine is no longer given. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more