Smallpox Declaration Update

Harris, Susan F.
January 2003
Venulex Legal Summaries;2003 Q1, p1
The article reports that the U.S. Secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services has signed the declaration required under Section 304 of the Homeland Security Act that smallpox poses a potential health emergency risk requiring vaccination as a countermeasure. This declaration paves the way for the liability protections under Section 304 of the Act that are provided for persons and institutions involved in the administration of smallpox countermeasures.


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