Report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Smallpox Vaccine Down Select Process: Report Summary [open pdf - 469KB]
This document provides the Final Report Summary of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Smallpox Vaccine Down Select Process. The Task Force was tasked to perform an independent evaluation of the Department of Defense and Department of Health and Human Services smallpox vaccine candidates. The Task Force developed a set of scientific and manufacturing related criteria to evaluate the smallpox vaccine candidates. Using this set of evaluation tools, the Task Force was able to perform a qualitative evaluation of the smallpox vaccine candidates. The results of this evaluation are contained in the full report. Additionally, valuable the criteria matrix developed during the course of this study should be a valuable tool is accessing other DoD vaccine programs. Furthermore, the Task Force strongly recommends that DoD continue to maintain a close relationship with a vaccine R&D group/company in order to respond to potential biological threats to our armed services.
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