One of two ampoules, in boxes, of Dried Smallpox Vaccine B.P. (Ovine) by Swiss Serum and Vaccine Institute, expires 1981. Box also contains glass vial, instruction leaflet and a rubber attachment.
The smallpox vaccine pictured is an example of a single-dose dried vaccine. Its brand name is ‘Lancy-Vaxina’ and it was made by the Swiss Serum Vaccine Institute. The strain of virus used for this vaccine was grown and gathered from the skin of a sheep infected with smallpox. The vaccine was administered by scratch technique. The smallpox vaccine was created for the Department of Health and Social Security (DHSS) in London, England.
- Public Health & Hygiene
- Object Number:
- 1987-955/18 Pt1
overall (Card Case): 131 mm x 25 mm x 24 mm, .012 kg
overall (Glass Vial): 55 mm 11 mm,
- Intercare (Leicester)
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