Navy Steps Up Smallpox Shots To Include Contractors

By Thomas Duffy / March 14, 2003 at 5:00 AM
The Navy has stepped up its smallpox vaccination program to include emergency-essential sailors and mission-critical contractors who are deployed with naval troops in the Persian Gulf region. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Vern Clark sent a message to all naval commands yesterday announcing the expansion of the Navy's smallpox vaccination program. The service started vaccinating most sailors and Marines earlier this year. According to Clark's message, Navy personnel affected by the vaccinations are emergency-essential sailors who are medical first responders,...

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