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Guidelines for Smallpox Vaccine Packing and Shipping


If vaccines are improperly handled, they can lose their potency and must be replaced. Replacing vaccines is expensive, and can cost up to tens of thousands of dollars for one shipment. CDC developed these guidelines for smallpox vaccine packing and shipping.


Immunization Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Immunization, Infectious Diseases


Institutional Author:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)




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