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Smallpox - Healthcare Workers
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Questions That Must Be Asked Before Administering Smallpox Vaccine

  1. What should we ask about before people get smallpox vaccine?
    Before smallpox vaccination, ask people if they have any problems with their immune system (e.g., due to cancer treatment, transplantation, AIDS, other conditions), if they are infected with HIV, if they have atopic dermatitis or other chronic skin conditions, if they are pregnant or breastfeeding or if they had atopic dermatitis as a child, or if they have a heart condition. Also, ask about the health of people in the household.