This smallpox eradication team vaccinator, Jennifer Alpern, a vacationing American student, was in the process of administering a vaccine to a young boy who at the time, was living with his family in a bastee, which was an illegal settlement. The bastees were communities where no governmental facilities were present, and where poverty ran rampant.Holding the bifurcated needle in her right hand, the vaccinator was about to administer the vaccine to the apprehensive child's left forearm, by pricking the skin with the bifurcated needle after it had been tipped with live vaccinia virus.
CDC/ World Health Organization; Stanley O. Foster M.D., M.P.H.
December 4, 2012
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