This health video focus' on the benefits of the smallpox vaccination.
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Jennifer: These are small image is small pox it is not seen in the United States since 1949 but is it a danger today. Robert Edelman: We put thousands of hundreds of thousands depending how would use that risk. Not only here in the United States but anywhere in the world. Jennifer: Right now the US has 15.4 million doses of the small pox vaccine and after cover only get tiny fraction of the doses needed to immunize all Americans. Robert Edelman: And though we needed to stretch the supply because we don’t have enough. Jennifer: One way under study by Dr. Edelman is to interlude what we have. Robert Edelman: For study works out like we hope it does I mean we are going to have a lot of doses available that can be as many as 75 were up into 150 million. Jennifer: Robin Perry is 29 too young women in unite as a child as part of the study she got the new vaccine it’s given as a series of pricks with the drug coated needle. Robin Perry: Periodically they would just keep looking at it checking up take pictures, measuring just to make sure you are vaccinated. Jennifer: I have sore at the injection sides show it works and the only side effects of so far has been soreness, rash and slight fever. Dr. Edelman wants for people whose immune systems are weak the vaccine can have much more serious consequences. Robert Edelman: One out of the million to 3 out of the million people immunized would die with this vaccine. Jennifer: For now the vaccine has being tested and relatively healthy individuals to be assured at works. And so far researches are encouraged. Robert Edelman: As every indication that are look at like lay work. Jennifer: This is Jennifer Matthews reporting.