All laboratory faculty and staff who intend to work with or may be potentially exposed to vaccinia virus are required to go to Occupational Medicine and Health for counseling before they begin work with the virus. In addition, both the principal investigator and the individual(s) offered immunization are required to sign the consent/declination form after which it must be returned to the Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS).
For a copy of the vaccinia protocol, consult the OEHS web site, http://www.oehs.upenn.edu, or call OEHS at 898-4453.
Volume 43 Number 14
December 3, 1996
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