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Side Effects in Those Not Vaccinated Against Smallpox

People who did not get the smallpox vaccine can also have the side effects described in this article if they touch someone's vaccination site or items that have touched the site (like bandages, clothes, sheets, or towels). Following instructions on how to care for the vaccination site (such as covering the site and washing hands) can help prevent spread of the vaccine virus to others.
(Click Preventing Smallpox Vaccine Spread for more information.)
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