Journal article

Expected adverse events in a mass smallpox vaccination campaign.

Alex R Kemper, Matthew M Davis, Gary L Freed

Eff Clin Pract | Published : 2002

Abstract

CONTEXT: Recent anthrax attacks in the United States have raised concern about the nation's vulnerability to a smallpox attack. Many strategies have been suggested to minimize the impact of such an attack, ranging from quarantine and vaccination of case contacts to resumption of routine vaccination. Before the latter strategy is adopted, an understanding of the likely consequences of mass vaccination is essential. COUNT: Number of adverse events resulting from two vaccination campaigns: vaccinating persons 1 to 29 years of age and vaccinating those 1 to 65 years of age. CALCULATION: Number of adverse events = incidence rate of adverse events x number vaccinated. We assumed 75% vaccine uptake..

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