On 9/26/01 7:01 AM, "ABlainey@aol.com" <ABlainey@aol.com> wrote:
> Thats a good question, Is the reaction to the vaccination and the
> resultant scar an indicator of the effectiveness of the vaccination ?.
> When I was vaccinated I showed no reaction other than a small white lump
> around the injection sight. This went down within an hour and left no scar.
> Whereas everybody else without execption had a violent skin reaction leaving a
> scar around 3/4 inch in diameter.
> Does this mean that I had a "duff" vaccination or could it be that for
> some reason I was already immune, or just a freak who immune system reacts
> differently ?.
It is possible that you already have immunity. The smallpox vaccine is
based on the cowpox virus (hence the word "vaccine"), and if you worked on a
farm as a child you may have already been exposed to it.
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