The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
Smallpox Vaccination - Clarification
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2003 Jan 20;45(1148):8
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SUMMARY: The single sentence on vaccination site care in our recent article on Smallpox Vaccination (Vol. 45, page 2) needs clarification. In the past, the vaccination site was generally left uncovered, but current plans for Phase I call for it to be covered with both gauze to absorb liquid and a semipermeable membrane such as an Opsite dressing to prevent spread of the virus. This correction has been made in the web version of the issue.
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