Vaccinia Virus Use & Immunization Policy for Research

The University of Pennsylvania policy on the use of vaccinia virus in research follows national recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This policy has been approved by the University of Pennsylvania’s Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) and is administered by the Office of Environmental Health and Radiation Safety (EHRS). 

The University’s Vaccinia Virus Policy includes:

  1. Protocol for approval to use Vaccinia virus in research
  2. Counseling and Vaccination Procedures
  3. Laboratory Practices and Procedures for work with Vaccinia
  4. Exposure Protocol

Vaccinia vaccine recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)