Subscribe

Evaluation of the Patient Response to Smallpox Vaccination

Purpose:

To determine if a person has developed protective immunity following smallpox vaccination based on the appearance of the site 6-8 days later.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology

Objective:

dosage adjustments, response to therapy

ICD-10:

B03

Description:

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that the site of smallpox vaccination be examined 6-8 days after the vaccine has been administered. Development of a major reaction at the site indicates that full protection immunity has been achieved. Failure to develop a major reaction may indicate that the patient may have inadequate protection.

To read more or access our algorithms and calculators, please log in or register.

RECENT TWEETS

medal descover
medal iphone