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How often is the emergency stockpile of the smallpox vaccine used?

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It’s rarely used today, except for those few people who are around the variola virus, such as laboratory researchers working with variola and viruses like it.

From: Smallpox WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: World Health Organization: "Smallpox," "Global Alert and Response: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers on Smallpox," "Advisory Committee on Variola Virus Research, Report of the Eleventh Meeting; November 2009." CDC: "Smallpox Factsheet," "Questions and Answers about Smallpox Disease," and "What You Should Know About a Smallpox Outbreak" 2009. , Aug. 1, 2003. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Smallpox."




The Journal of the American Medical Association,
American Family Physician

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 26, 2018

SOURCES: World Health Organization: "Smallpox," "Global Alert and Response: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers on Smallpox," "Advisory Committee on Variola Virus Research, Report of the Eleventh Meeting; November 2009." CDC: "Smallpox Factsheet," "Questions and Answers about Smallpox Disease," and "What You Should Know About a Smallpox Outbreak" 2009. , Aug. 1, 2003. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Smallpox."




The Journal of the American Medical Association,
American Family Physician

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 26, 2018

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