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|Topic:||Review of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Smallpox Vaccination Program Implementation - Letter Report #1|
THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
Institute of Medicine
Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Committee on Smallpox Vaccination Program Implementation
Tuesday, January 21, 2003
2153 Rayburn House Office Bldg. -- 10:00 a.m.
430 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. -- 1:00 p.m.
Review of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Smallpox Vaccination Program Implementation - Letter Report #1
Brian L. Strom, M.D., M.P.H., Professor and Chair of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Medical School, and Chair, Committee on Smallpox Vaccination Program Implementation, Institute of Medicine, The National Academies
This letter report from the Institute of Medicine analyzes and comments on the Centers for Disease Control's implementation of a national pre-event smallpox vaccination program and provides guidance on implementation of Presidential policy in eight areas: the informed consent process; contraindications to screening; the system to assess the safety profile of the vaccine; treatment of vaccine complications; professional training programs; communications efforts; guidance to states in developing their implementation plans; and overall progress in achieving program goals.
These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on Friday, January 17, 2003 and can be found in its entirety, in PDF, on the National Academy Press Web site.