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US reviews smallpox vaccination policy

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 11 May 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1176
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    US public health doctors and preventive medicine specialists met in Atlanta, Georgia, last week to consider whether to continue the policy of prohibiting vaccinations against smallpox unless a smallpox bioterrorist attack takes place or whether to allow smallpox vaccination for anyone who wants it.

    The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the National Vaccine Advisory Committee of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have formed a joint panel which will present recommendations to the full Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices next month.

    Routine vaccination against smallpox stopped in the United States in …

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