Affiliation: Gillings School of Global Public Health, Public Health Leadership Program
Since September 11. 2001 there has been an increased threat of a chemical or biological attack on America. One of the most likely agents to be used in such an attack is smallpox. The federal government has developed guidelines to assist the state and local governments in rolling out a smallpox vaccination plan for their citizens. Each state invited all of their local health departments to develop a plan of vaccinating healthcare workers against smallpox. Outlined in the following sections are those federal, state, and local smallpox plans.