What do you need to know about the smallpox vaccine?
This serious infectious disease was declared eliminated worldwide in the late 1970s. But the smallpox virus can be used as a bio-weapon. A smallpox vaccine can prevent it. Most people will have mild reaction to the vaccine, including:
- Soreness and redness in the arm where the vaccine shot was given.
- The glands in the armpits may become large and sore.
- Low fever.
- 1 out of 3 people may feel bad enough to miss work or school.
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