Smallpox Shots in the Heartland
By: Wendy Ray
Healthcare workers from across southeast Missouri were the first to get smallpox shots Friday at the Butler County Health Department in Poplar Bluff.
Less than 20 nurses from health departments in Cape, Stoddard and Butler counties voluntarily agreed to get the shot Friday. The health department wouldn't give us an exact number for confidentiality reasons, but they did tell us why they say it's important for health care workers to get vaccinated.