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Is it possible to have bad adverse reactions to the smallpox vaccine if the government gives it out for bioterrorism?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
There is a very small , but real risk to this vaccine of developing a fatal case of smallpox from the vaccine.
But in an epidemic situation, this risk is far less than naturally becoming sick. Hopefully this scenario will never occur.

In brief: Yes
There is a very small , but real risk to this vaccine of developing a fatal case of smallpox from the vaccine.
But in an epidemic situation, this risk is far less than naturally becoming sick. Hopefully this scenario will never occur.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Smallpox Vaccination
Smallpox vaccine mild rxn's include sore & red vaccination site, tender & enlarged axillary lymph nodes, low fever & feeling ill.
More serious rxns occurred in 1,000 per million – vaccinia rash or toxic rash (Erythema multiforme). Extremely rare severe rxns: included Postvaccinal Encephalitis & Eczema Vaccinatum wi a death rate of 1 to 2 per million. So - yes adverse rxn's are possible.

In brief: Smallpox Vaccination
Smallpox vaccine mild rxn's include sore & red vaccination site, tender & enlarged axillary lymph nodes, low fever & feeling ill.
More serious rxns occurred in 1,000 per million – vaccinia rash or toxic rash (Erythema multiforme). Extremely rare severe rxns: included Postvaccinal Encephalitis & Eczema Vaccinatum wi a death rate of 1 to 2 per million. So - yes adverse rxn's are possible.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
More robust reactions are seen more commonly in those not previously immunized.

In brief: Yes
More robust reactions are seen more commonly in those not previously immunized.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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