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Smallpox Prevention Plan in Place

President Bush announces a plan to make an effective but risky smallpox vaccine available to all Americans. Military personnel and health care workers will get the innoculations first -- the front-line defense against a potential bioterror attack. Availability of vaccine played a big part in the administration's approach to the threat. NPR's Joanne Silberner reports.

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Joanne Silberner is a health policy correspondent for National Public Radio. She covers medicine, health reform, and changes in the health care marketplace.