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Can you get vaccinated for smallpox?
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
In brief: 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). >>

In brief: 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). >>
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
**http://www.bt.cdc.gov/agent/smallpox/vaccination/facts.asp** The government only provides smallpox to several hundred scientists/ medical personnel in research settings.
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine
In brief: Theoretically yes
There is no public vaccine available for use as smallpox has been globally eradicated (except for the biological weapon stores of a couple countries).

In brief: Theoretically yes
There is no public vaccine available for use as smallpox has been globally eradicated (except for the biological weapon stores of a couple countries).
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Vaccine use limited
There is a vaccine in limited use.
The military & a limited number of civilians have been vaccinated to act as a first line of defence if smallpox were ever to return. (last case in the wild in 1977) see www.Bt.Cdc.Gov/agent/smallpox/index.Asp.

In brief: Vaccine use limited
There is a vaccine in limited use.
The military & a limited number of civilians have been vaccinated to act as a first line of defence if smallpox were ever to return. (last case in the wild in 1977) see www.Bt.Cdc.Gov/agent/smallpox/index.Asp.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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