IAFC forms smallpox vaccination working group
- IAFC releases guide to smallpox vaccination. // Fire Chief;Feb2003, Vol. 47 Issue 2, p14
Reports on the International Association of Fire Chiefs' release of the "Fire Chief's Guide to Smallpox Vaccination" in the U.S. Development of the guide in response to President George W. Bush's decision to embark on a vaccination program against the threat of terrorist attack using the...
- Smallpox: We'll Soon Have Enough Vaccine... // Child Health Alert;May2002, Vol. 20, p1
Focuses on smallpox vaccine in the U.S.
- Evaluation of 21st-Century Risks of Smallpox Vaccination and Policy Options. Lane, J. Michael // Annals of Internal Medicine;3/18/2003, Vol. 138 Issue 6, p488
Presents a review of the clinical presentations of major adverse events after smallpox vaccination and the rates of occurrence of these events observed in the 1960s in the United States. Renewed interest in a smallpox vaccination program following reports of a possible terrorist attack using...
- Smallpox Vaccine Adverse Events Among Civilians--United States, February 18-24, 2003. // MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;2/28/2003, Vol. 52 Issue 8, p156
Summarizes smallpox vaccine-associated adverse events reported among civilians vaccinated in the U.S. as of February 21, 2003. Classification of the adverse events; Provision of the smallpox vaccine to civilian health-care and public health workers; Signs and symptoms of adverse events.
- Preventing a Pox Americana. Skloot, Rebecca; Hirshberg, Charles // Popular Science;Dec2002, Vol. 261 Issue 6, p21
Discusses the issues on the importance of smallpox vaccine on people in the U.S. facing threats of bioterrorism. Risks of smallpox vaccine; Sources of smallpox vaccine; Opposition on childhood immunizations of smallpox.
- Liability concerns hinder vaccinations. // AHA News;2/24/2003, Vol. 39 Issue 4, p8
Claims that liability and compensation concerns may hinder the government efforts toward smallpox vaccination in the U.S. in 2003.
- The Big Deal about Smallpox. Jacobs, Liz // Revolution: The Journal for RNs & Patient Advocacy;Jan/Feb2003, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p22
Explores why the medical community is against the smallpox vaccination program of the U.S. government. Transmission risks; Volatility of the vaccinia virus in the vaccination; Safety of the vaccines.
- States suspend vaccinations in wake of deaths. // Revolution: The Journal for RNs & Patient Advocacy;Mar/Apr2003, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p8
Reports on the suspension of smallpox vaccination programs by 12 states in the U.S. amid investigations on the fatal heart attacks of health care workers after their inoculation. Possibility of myocarditis triggered by the smallpox vaccine; Compensation of health care workers; Concern of...
- Deadly Cure? // Current Events;1/10/2003, Vol. 102 Issue 15, p4
Outlines a chart showing the number of Americans with conditions that would make them more vulnerable to smallpox vaccines.