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Smallpox Vaccination

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On Friday, provisions of the nation's homeland security bill go into effect that set the stage for up to half a million health care workers to be vaccinated against smallpox. In this hour of Science Friday, guest host Paul Raeburn talks with public health experts about the vaccination plan.

Guests:

Michael Osterholm
*Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy
*Professor, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minn.

Kristine Gebbie, DrPH, FAAN
*Vice-Chair of the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Smallpox Vaccination Program Implementation

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