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Contraindications for the Use of Smallpox Vaccine in Patients with Heart Disease

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology

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Description:

After the death of a few patients with significant heart disease following smallpox vaccination, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended caution in smallpox vaccination in patients with heart disease or significant risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

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