smallpox vaccine


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smallpox vaccine

[′smȯl‚päks vak‚sēn]
(immunology)
A vaccine prepared from a glycerinated suspension of the exudate from cowpox vesicles obtained from healthy vaccinated calves or sheep. Also known as antismallpox vaccine; glycerinated vaccine virus; Jennerian vaccine; virus vaccinium.
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BARDA highlighted the need to protect this vulnerable population in its 2010 Broad Agency Announcement for Medical Countermeasure Development, in which it noted the need for "attenuated smallpox vaccine - sufficient quantity to protect 66 M [million] people, comprising those for whom smallpox vaccine is contraindicated and their household contacts," which includes immunocompromised and atopic dermatitis patients.
Two programmes are ready for Phase III: IMVAMUNE(R), a third-generation smallpox vaccine is being developed under a contract with the US government, and PROSTVAC(TM), a therapeutic vaccine for advanced prostate cancer is being developed under a collaboration agreement with the National Cancer Institute.
investigational second-generation smallpox vaccine, ACAM2000, had been placed
According to information from the Defense Department's vaccination program, in which more than 52,000 women of reproductive age were vaccinated, 85 women were exposed to smallpox vaccine in pregnancy.
THE row over the pounds 32m vaccine contract awarded last year to Paul Drayson's PowderJect Pharmaceuticals resurfaced yesterday after the bidding closed for the next contract for smallpox vaccines.
But Navid Malik at stockbrokers Williams de Broe said they would raise hopes Acambis might eventually win the lucrative contract to maintain the US smallpox vaccine stockpile.
Goldstone said any gay or bisexual man who is considering receiving the smallpox vaccine should first take an HIV test to rule out HIV infection.
The report says that since no statistical model can predict the thoughts of a terrorist, decisions must be made to administer the smallpox vaccine nor just to health care professionals, but also to patients.
The immediate focus of the president's plan does not include widespread use of the smallpox vaccine for the general public.
THE Government yesterday denied that the award of a pounds 32m contract to produce smallpox vaccine was linked to donations to Labour by the owner of the company involved.
BRITAIN has built up stocks of smallpox vaccine after fears that many people would be left vulnerable to germ warfare.