Smallpox Vaccination Clinic Guide: Logistical Considerations and Guidance for State and Local Planning for Emergency, Large-scale, Voluntary Administration of Smallpox Vaccine in Response to a Smallpox Outbreak [open pdf - 949KB]
This document describes the logistical considerations for voluntary, large-scale, post-event smallpox vaccination clinics. This example model may be used to supplement other state and local vaccination planning considerations for responding to a smallpox outbreak within their community. Following a confirmed smallpox outbreak within the United States, rapid voluntary vaccination of a large population may be required to: 1) supplement priority surveillance and containment control strategies in areas with smallpox cases, 2) reduce the "at-risk" population for additional intentional releases of smallpox virus if the probability of such occurrences is considered significant, or 3) address heightened public or political concerns regarding access to voluntary vaccination. Large-scale voluntary smallpox vaccination would be considered part of an overall national vaccination strategy and would be initiated following the approval of the Secretary of Health and Human.