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Smallpox Vaccine MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Smallpox Vaccine
Tree Number(s)
D20.215.894.899.859
Unique ID
D012900
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012900
Scope Note
A VACCINIA VIRUS vaccine used for immunization against SMALLPOX. It is now recommended only for laboratory workers exposed to SMALLPOX VIRUS. Certain countries continue to vaccinate those in the military service. Rare complications most often associated with older generation smallpox vaccines include VACCINIA, secondary bacterial infections, and ENCEPHALOMYELITIS. Because MONKEYPOX VIRUS and SMALLPOX VIRUS are both ORTHOPOXVIRUS and are closely related smallpox vaccines provide effective CROSS-PROTECTION against MONKEYPOX (https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/clinicians/smallpox-vaccine.html).
Entry Term(s)
Monkey Pox Vaccine
Monkeypox Vaccine
Monkeypox and Smallpox Vaccine
Small Pox Vaccine
Smallpox and Monkeypox Vaccine
Vaccinia Vaccine
Registry Number
0
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2022/08/11
Smallpox Vaccine Preferred
Vaccinia Vaccine Related
Monkeypox Vaccine Related
Smallpox and Monkeypox Vaccine Related
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