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Notice to Readers: Smallpox Vaccine Adverse Events Among Civilians --- United States, 2003

During January 24--March 14, smallpox vaccine was administered to 21,698 civilian health-care and public health workers in 52 jurisdictions. Surveillance for adverse events during the civilian smallpox vaccination program is ongoing. The number of weekly smallpox vaccine adverse events reported among civilian vaccinees and civilian contacts of civilian and military vaccinees that are received by CDC from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System is posted every Thursday at http://www.cdc.gov/od/oc/media/smpxrprt.htm. Surveillance reports including brief clinical descriptions of noteworthy cases are published regularly in MMWR.

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