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Re: [IP] Unions Call for Changes in Smallpox Vaccine Program

Jan <email @ redacted> wrote:

> I noticed in the explanation, it wasn't mentioned about those at risk to
> be near (how many feet?) of someone who HAS received the vaccine for, I
> believe, about 17 days as they can contract smallpox through that

Because the vaccine contains no smallpox virus (Variola virus), you cannot
get smallpox from the vaccination wound.  The vaccine is made from Vaccinia
(cowpox) virus.

Jim Handsfield
email @ redacted

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