smallpox (vaccinia) vaccine, attenuated (Pending FDA Approval)

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Dosing & Uses

Smallpox Immunization

Pending FDA approval for active immunization against smallpox of the general adult population, including people with weakened immune systems

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Mechanism of Action

Based on a live, attenuated vaccinia virus, unable to replicate in humans; conveys active immunity via stimulation of production of endogenously produced antibodies

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