Children’s to study smallpox vaccine

“Children’s to study smallpox vaccine
By Jennifer Heldt Powell
Friday, July 23, 2004
Children’s Hospital has won grants worth nearly $10.5 million to develop a safer smallpox vaccine that might be used more broadly.
‘It’s really unique because it brings together people who are doing real basic research with those who are doing clinicial work,’ said Dr. Lynda Schneider, director of Children Hospital’s allergy program.
‘Since 5 percent of kids and about 1 percent of adults have atopic dermatitis, the risk is great should a decision be made to mass-vaccinate,’ said Dr. Raif Geha, chief of Immunology at Children’s.

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