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Is it safe to get the smallpox vaccine while pregnant?

Is it safe to get the smallpox vaccine while pregnant?

Would not: The vaccinia virus in the smallpox vaccine is an attenuated (weaken) but live virus and we avoid using live virus vaccines during pregnancy if possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Do you still have to get the smallpox vaccine if you don't go overseas?

Do you still have to get the smallpox vaccine if you don't go overseas?

No, Smallpox: vaccine is not routinely administered to military or the public. The American public has not received routine smallpox vaccinations since 1972. All natural sources of smallpox have been eradicated. 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 ...Read more

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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

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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 the smallpox vaccine safe to take?

Is the smallpox vaccine safe to take?

Depends: It is effective, but only used in extremely limited populations. http://emergency.cdc.gov/agent/smallpox/revaxmemo.asp. ...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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I received the smallpox vaccine about 16 days ago. I was wondering if I could get a tattoo on my other arm or on my chest? If I can't then how long should I wait?

Are you sure about: that? The American public has not received routine smallpox vaccinations since 1972. The government only provides smallpox to several hundred scientists/ medical personnel in research settings. ...Read more

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Why is the smallpox vaccine not available to the general public?

Why is the smallpox vaccine not available to the general public?

There is no: Smallpox in nature now. The vaccine has potential side effects. The American public has not received routine smallpox vaccinations since 1972. All natural sources of smallpox have been eradicated. 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 > ...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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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


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