Cardiac adverse events following smallpox vaccination--United States, 2003.

  • Published 2003 in MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report


During January 24-March 21, smallpox vaccine was administered to 25,645 civilian health-care and public health workers in 53 jurisdictions as part of an effort to prepare the United States in the event of a terrorist attack using smallpox. Seven cases of cardiac adverse events have been reported among civilian vaccinees since the beginning of the smallpox… (More)