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California and Maryland most recently reported crossing the milestone, joining Vermont, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Jersey, Rhode Island, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire. President Joe Biden has set a goal of having one shot or more administered to 70% of those 18 and older by July 4
Routine smallpox vaccination for military recruits was discontinued in Israel in 1996. However, Israeli guidelines recommend post-event mass-vaccination. This study aimed to estimate the rate of Israeli adolescents at risk of severe adverse events after vaccination during 1998'2013.
The study population included adolescents screened before military service in 1998'2013. Medical parameters correlating with contraindications to smallpox vaccination were retrieved from army databases, and were categorized by severity according to the Israeli post-event strategy.
Of 1,180,964 individuals, 1.86% had vaccination contraindications in a post-event scenario. An additional 1.24% had contraindications in a pre-event scenario. There was an increase in the percentage of contraindications over time, attributed to the rising incidence of atopic-dermatitis.
Only a small percentage of the adolescent population is ineligible to receive the smallpox vaccine currently in use. This group may be protected by herd-immunity, or by new-generation vaccines designed to prevent severe adverse events.