Name: ACAM2000

Commonly used brand name(s)

In the U.S.

  • ACAM2000
  • Dryvax

Available Dosage Forms:

  • Powder for Suspension
  • Powder for Solution

Therapeutic Class: Vaccine

Proper Use of smallpox vaccine

This section provides information on the proper use of a number of products that contain smallpox vaccine. It may not be specific to ACAM2000. Please read with care.

A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this vaccine. This vaccine is given by using a needle to poke or jab the skin on your upper arm .

You may need a booster dose of this vaccine every three years to maintain protection against smallpox. Ask your doctor if you will need another dose of this vaccine .

This vaccine should come with a Medication Guide. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions .