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Reference Guide on Smallpox Vaccination

The Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness of the Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, and Logical Images, a developer of interactive diagnostic tools that integrate clinical photographs and medical knowledge, have developed a pocket reference guide on smallpox vaccination. The guide describes how the vaccine is administered and depicts both normal and adverse reactions to the vaccine.

Hard copies of this brochure are now available for distribution to health care professionals across the country that may be involved in the upcoming smallpox vaccination plan. Additionally, these brochures are available to any physician who may be in the front line for diagnosing a potential outbreak of smallpox as well as to any other physicians who may want to educate themselves on this vaccine.

This reference guide provides clear step-by-step photographic and written instructions on the administration of the vaccinia (smallpox) vaccine with the bifurcated needle. It also provides sequential images detailing a successful take of the vaccine following its administration. Finally, the brochure provides excellent images and descriptions of the most important adverse events associated with the vaccinia (smallpox) vaccine to assist physicians in their recognition of these effects in those who have receive vaccination as part of the upcoming vaccination plan.

To receive copies of the Smallpox Vaccination Pocket Reference Guide contact your state health department.

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