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Clin Infect Dis. 2008 Mar 15;46 Suppl 3:S153-6. doi: 10.1086/524379.

Introduction: vaccination against smallpox in the posteradication era.

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  • 1Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. lec3@cdc.gov

Abstract

The following introduction describes the context in which the national smallpox vaccination program was implemented and highlights the significance of the key policy, programmatic, or scientific challenges, observations, and lessons learned that are presented in the articles that follow within this supplement to Clinical Infectious Diseases. Although the execution of this national program posed multiple complex and varied challenges, the focus of this supplement is on vaccine-associated adverse events and vaccine safety.

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