smallpox vaccination?

fjenkins at fjenkins at
Wed Jun 21 07:28:44 EST 1995

In article <Pine.A32.3.91.950620224112.20458A-100000 at>, "C. Greiner" <cgreiner at> writes:
> On Tue, 20 Jun 1995 g1687jkarh at wrote:
>>     Is smallpox vaccine still available in the U.S.A. for civilians? If not
>> any idea on where I can be vaccinated or variolated?
> Why?
CDC still recommends that lab personnel be vaccinated when working
with vaccinia virus every 10 years.  We have had to go to CDC to get
the vaccine.  My understanding is that it is not available through
a regular M.D.  I could be mistaken, but the last time we had
everyone vaccinated, we had to get it directly from CDC and had
to return unused portions.

Frank Jenkins
University of Pittsburgh
(jenkins at

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