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What should I do if there is an outbreak of smallpox?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

If there is an outbreak of smallpox, you should expect to get a vaccine. The U.S. government has enough vaccine to protect everyone in case such an outbreak occurs. Health workers will get the vaccine first, and then the general public will get it. You can check the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) web site, which has information about what to do in case of a smallpox emergency.

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.