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What Does The Smallpox Vaccination Scar Look Like
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
Not routinely: Smallpox is an example of the success of vaccines in eradicating a disease that previously caused significant devastation. Only if there is a threat of biological warfare do troops get the smallpox vaccine. This webpage shows which vaccines military personnel receive: http://usmilitary.About.Com/od/theorderlyroom/l/blvaccinations.Htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me why there was so much opposition to smallpox vaccination throughout the nineteenth century.?
Smallpox vaccine?: “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 smallpox (1737-1816). See: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1200696/ ** I read the article - but didn't see anything about opposition to smallpox vaccine in the 1800's. ...Read more
Eczema is: contraindication for smallpox vaccination.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
Agree w Dr. Raff: A study called “Duration of antiviral immunity after smallpox vaccination.” Hammarlund E. etal (Nat Med 2003) showed that >90 % of volunteers vaccinated 25 to 75 years prior still had significant humoral / cellular immunity. ** http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12925846** ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Smallpox vaccine: 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 possible future bioterrorism (in aftermath of 9/11). >> ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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