Comparison of Reactions for First-Time Vaccinees and Revaccinees

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Vaccination sites sometimes resolve more rapidly in revaccinees. The images below compare reactions between primary vaccinees and revaccinees.

Note: Not all vaccine reactions photos are available for each day listed below.

Image Set 1

Day 6—First-Time Vaccinee

Vaccine “take” on day 6 after vaccination in a first-time vaccinee.

Vaccine “take” on day 6 after vaccination in a first-time vaccinee.

Day 6—Revaccinee

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Day 8—First-Time Vaccinee

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Day 8—Revaccinees

Example of a “take” on day 8 after vaccination in a revaccinee.

Example of a “take” on day 8 after vaccination in a revaccinee.

Day 10—First-Time Vaccinee

Example of vaccine “take” on day 10 after vaccination in a first-time vaccinee.

Example of vaccine “take” on day 10 after vaccination in a first-time vaccinee.

Day 10—Revaccinee

Example of a “take” on day 10 after vaccination in a revaccinee.

Example of a “take” on day 10 after vaccination in a revaccinee.

Day 15—First-Time Vaccinee

Example of vaccine “take” on day 15 after vaccination in a first-time vaccinee.

Day 15—Revaccinee

Example of vaccine “take” on day 15 after vaccination in a revaccinee.

Example of vaccine “take” on day 15 after vaccination in a revaccinee.

Source: Vaccination reactions in vaccinia-naïve and previously vaccinated volunteers in a clinical study of diluted Dryvax smallpox vaccine enrolled at the NIAID-supported Vaccine Treatment and Evaluation Units at Saint Louis University in 2002.

Image Set 2

Day 3—First-Time Vaccinee

Vaccination site 3 days after vaccination in first-time vaccinee.

Vaccination site 3 days after vaccination in first-time vaccinee.

Day 3—Revaccinee Image 1

Vaccination site 3 days after vaccination in revaccinee.

Vaccination site 3 days after vaccination in revaccinee.

Day 3—Revaccinee Image 2

Vaccination site 3 days after vaccination in another revaccinee.

Vaccination site 3 days after vaccination in another revaccinee.

Day 7—First-Time Vaccinee

Vaccination site 7 days after vaccination in first-time vaccinee.

Vaccination site 7 days after vaccination in first-time vaccinee.

Day 7—Revaccinee Image 1

Vaccination site 7 days after vaccination in revaccinee.

Vaccination site 7 days after vaccination in revaccinee.

Day 7—Revaccinee Image 2

Vaccination site 7 days after vaccination in another revaccinee.

Vaccination site 7 days after vaccination in another revaccinee.

Day 10—First-Time Vaccinee

Vaccination site 10 days after vaccination in first-time vaccinee.

Vaccination site 10 days after vaccination in first-time vaccinee.

Day 10—Revaccinee Image 1

Vaccination site 10 days after vaccination in revaccinee.

Vaccination site 10 days after vaccination in revaccinee.

Day 10—Revaccinee Image 2

Vaccination site 10 days after vaccination in another revaccinee.

Vaccination site 10 days after vaccination in another revaccinee.

Day 14—First-Time Vaccinee

Vaccination site 14 days after vaccination in first-time vaccinee.

Vaccination site 14 days after vaccination in first-time vaccinee.

Day 14—Revaccinee Image 1

Vaccination site 14 days after vaccination in revaccinee.

Vaccination site 14 days after vaccination in revaccinee.

Day 14—Revaccinee Image 2

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Day 18—First-Time Vaccinee

Vaccination site 18 days after vaccination in first-time vaccinee.

Vaccination site 18 days after vaccination in first-time vaccinee.

Day 18—Revaccinee Image 1

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Day 18—Revaccinee Image 2

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Source: Vaccination reactions in vaccinia-naïve and previously vaccinated volunteers at CDC, 2009.