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A box containing Vaccinia vaccine.

A box containing Vaccinia vaccine.
A box containing Vaccinia vaccine.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H5069
Description: A box containg Vaccinia, used to vaccinate people against smallpox. Although people are no longer routinely vaccinated, several countries have retained the ability to produce the vaccine. If smallpox ever returned, most of the population would need to be vaccinated quickly to prevent an epidemic.
Creator: Centers for Disease Control, Public Health Images Library
Date: 20th Century
Credit line: Centers for Disease Control, Public Health Images Library
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