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I am worried about bioterrorism, where can I find the smallpox vaccine?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: No

Not currently. There was a volunteer vaccination program in the usa in 2003.

In brief: No

Not currently. There was a volunteer vaccination program in the usa in 2003.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: You can't

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**

In brief: You can't

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**
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Restricted use

The vaccine is not in general use since no cases of smallpox have occurred in the wild since 1977.
Due considerations of bioterrorism, military & various civilians likely to be first responders in such an event have been vaccinated. They will provide a protective wall against spread. See www.Bt.Cdc.Gov/agent/smallpox/index.Asp for vaccine info.

In brief: Restricted use

The vaccine is not in general use since no cases of smallpox have occurred in the wild since 1977.
Due considerations of bioterrorism, military & various civilians likely to be first responders in such an event have been vaccinated. They will provide a protective wall against spread. See www.Bt.Cdc.Gov/agent/smallpox/index.Asp for vaccine info.
Dr. James Ferguson
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