Terror and triage: prioritizing access to mass smallpox vaccination.

Ross D. Silverman, Thomas May

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In response to the threat of a smallpox attack on the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ("CDC") recommended the establishment of smallpox clinics designed to distribute a vaccine to the entire U.S. population in a ten day period. However, a number of potential obstacles raise questions about the feasibility of this plan. What is needed is a plan that applies principles of triage to smallpox vaccine distribution following a bioterrorism attack. Only in this way can those most vulnerable--the previously unvaccinated--be protected from a significantly increased risk due to delays that might arise in executing the CDC plan.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)359-374
Number of pages16
JournalCreighton law review
Issue number3
StatePublished - Apr 2003
Externally publishedYes

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