Commonly used brand name(s)
In the U.S.
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 .