Review of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Smallpox Vaccination Program Implementation. By the Committee on Smallpox Vaccination Program Implementation, Institute of Medicine. (National Academy Press, Washington, DC) August 2003. 45 p.
Full Text at: books.nap.edu/html/smallpox_vac/letter_report4.pdf
["The Bush administration's smallpox vaccination plan is too narrowly focused to adequately protect Americans from bioterrorism, and the vaccine itself is too risky to be made widely available to the public, a scientific advisory panel reported.... The program has strained the resources of underfunded state and local health departments, leaving them unable to provide some basic public health services and unprepared to respond to other bioterror agents, the committee concluded.... The government should make its smallpox vaccination plan part of a broader public health program to protect Americans against a variety of threats, the committee said." Los Angeles Times (August 13, 2003) A19.]