Administering ACAM2000 Smallpox Vaccine Videos

The resources on this page give healthcare providers and vaccine administrators the information they will need to learn how to administer the ACAM2000 smallpox vaccine using the multiple-puncture technique and a bifurcated needle. Other segments of this video series describe how to:

  • screen for contraindications prior to vaccination
  • evaluate a vaccine reaction to determine whether it is successful
  • prevent spread of vaccinia virus
  • recognize and treat adverse events

Videos

Chapter 1: Smallpox Vaccination with ACAM2000: IntroductionExternal

Join Dr. Brett Petersen as he introduces the series of videos to help healthcare workers and vaccine administrators to become familiar with the ACAM2000 smallpox vaccine. (Duration 4:37)

Chapter 2, Part A: Description and Preparation of the ACAM2000 Smallpox VaccineExternal

Learn how to reconstitute ACAM2000 and ensure proper storage and handling before and after reconstitution. (Duration 6:40)

Chapter 2, Part B: Vaccine AdministrationExternal

Learn how to administer the ACAM2000 smallpox vaccine using a bifurcated needle and the multiple-puncture technique. (Duration 5:58)

Chapter 2, Part C: Interpreting Smallpox Vaccination ResultsExternal

Interpret the response to smallpox vaccination with ACAM2000. Determine a successful vaccination (a “vaccine take”) and an unsuccessful vaccination (a vaccine failure). (Duration 3:28)

Chapter 3: How to Care for the Smallpox Vaccination Site and Prevent the Spread of Vaccinia VirusExternal

Learn how to prevent the spread of vaccinia virus and care for the vaccination site after vaccination with ACAM2000. Learn how to instruct vaccinees on proper site care. (Duration 6:01)

Chapter 4, Part A: Common Reactions and Potential Serious Adverse Events Following Smallpox VaccinationExternal

Learn about the most common reactions following vaccination with replication-competent smallpox vaccinations, like ACAM2000. (Duration 6:51)

Chapter 4, Part B: Potential Serious Adverse EventsExternal

Learn about potential serious adverse events following vaccination with replication-competent smallpox vaccines, like ACAM2000. (Duration 7:25)

Chapter 4, Part C: Treatment of Smallpox Vaccine Adverse EventsExternal

Learn about available treatment for reactions and serious adverse events to vaccination with ACAM2000. (Duration 2:34)

Chapter 5: (Pre-event) Screening Individuals for Vaccination When There is NO Smallpox Emergency

Learn about screening individuals for contraindications to receiving ACAM2000 when there is no smallpox emergency. (Duration 10:30)

Chapter 6, Part A: (Post-event) Screening Individuals for Vaccination During a Smallpox Emergency

Learn about screening individuals for vaccination during a smallpox emergency. (Duration 6:06)

Chapter 6, Part B: (Post-event) Screening Individuals for Vaccination During a Smallpox Emergency – Relative Contraindications

Learn about the relative contraindications to vaccination to ACAM2000 in a post-event setting. (Duration 6:43)

Chapter 6, Part C: (Post-event) Screening Individuals for Vaccination During a Smallpox Emergency – Special Populations

Learn how to screen individuals in special populations for vaccination during a smallpox emergency. (Duration 3:43)

Appendix A: Aventis Pasteur Smallpox Vaccine (APSV)

Learn about Aventis Pasteur Smallpox Vaccine, an investigational product available for use only in a smallpox emergency. This segment covers vaccine administration, storage, and safety profile. (Duration 4:53)

Appendix B: Imvamune

Learn about Imvamune, an attenuated, live, replication-deficient vaccine. (Duration 7:42)