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Poll: Majority Would Get Smallpox Vaccine
Associated Press;
Lester, Will


A poll, conducted by ICR/International Communications Research for the Associated Press, determined that 54 percent of people are worried about a smallpox bioterrorism attack. The poll, which involved 1,002 people who were polled at the end of January, discovered that more than 50 percent of the respondents said they would get the smallpox vaccine if it were available now, with 60 percent of parents wanting to vaccinate their children despite the vaccine's risks. Adults can get the smallpox vaccine, possibly as early as this summer; however, children would only receive the vaccine in the event of a bioterrorist attack, according to federal officials.

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