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Smallpox vaccine (By injection)

Smallpox Vaccine (SMAWL-pox VAX-een)

Prevents infections caused by smallpox.

Brand Name(s):

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not receive this vaccine if you have had an allergic reaction to smallpox vaccine, or if you are pregnant. You should not receive this vaccine if you have problems with your immune system, or if you have leukemia, lymphoma, cancer, HIV or AIDS. You should not receive this vaccine if you have had a bone marrow transplant or an organ transplant. You should not receive this vaccine if you are using medicines that weaken your immune system, such as steroids, radiation, or cancer medicines. Children younger than 16 years of age should not receive this vaccine.

How to Use This Medicine:

Injectable

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088


Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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