Video Transcript: Smallpox Vaccine Administration
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Hello, I'm Dr. Lisa Rotz, of the Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The eradication of smallpox from the earth was one of the greatest achievements in the history of medicine and public health. Unfortunately, smallpox is once again considered a potential threat because of its possible use as a biological weapon. As part of our bioterrorism preparedness activities, public health and hospital-based healthcare providers should again become familiar with smallpox vaccine and the technique for its administration. This video will describe smallpox vaccine and common reactions following vaccination; how to screen potential vaccinees for contraindications to vaccination; how to administer smallpox vaccine; and describe how to care for the vaccination site.
Thank you for your participation in this important public health preparedness activity.
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