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Smallpox inoculation continues for area health care workers

 


Smallpox vaccinations continue in Hill County despite concerns across the country that the vaccine could be unsafe for some people.

The Hill County Health Department has administered the vaccine to 16 people so far, and more are expected this week, said Cindy Smith. Smith, director of nursing at the Hill County Health Department, is one of six people in Havre trained to give the inoculations.

The vaccine, which is not available to the general public, may be responsible for the deaths of four people nationwide.

President Bush called for the vaccinations in response to fears that the smallpox...



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