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Who should not be Vaccinated

Categories: Infectious Diseases

Unless exposure to smallpox is believed to
have taken place or likely to take place, teething children, pregnant

women, persons suffering from measles, scarlet fever, erysipelas, or

susceptible to and recently exposed to one of these diseases, persons

suffering with skin diseases or eruption, and in general feeble persons

not in good health, should not be vaccinated. In all cases in which there

is any doubt as to the propriety of vaccinating or postponing vaccination

the judgment of a good physician should be taken. The restriction, as to

vaccinating teething children makes it important that children should be

vaccinated before the teething process has begun, because smallpox is very

much more dangerous than vaccination. Smallpox is exceedingly dangerous to

pregnant women.