Smallpox vaccine is one of the vaccines that leaves a trace in our body. If you were born in 1973 or later the scar on your arm is not caused by the smallpox vaccine. Because, thanks to vaccination, this disease was not seen in 1975 and later. It is only kept in laboratories. Although rare, a few cases can be seen.
The smallpox vaccine against smallpox caused by the variola virus is the first vaccine in history. The vaccine found by Edward Jenner managed to protect people from the disease for close to 10 years. saved the lives of millions of people.
20. Let’s give the example of Aşık Veysel how terrible the disease that killed 300 million people in the 19th century is.
Aşık Veysel’s two sisters died of smallpox, which spread in the region. Then, Veysel, at the age of seven, suffered from the same disease. he lost both eyes.
According to her own narration: “Before I went to bed with flowers, my mother sewed a beautiful dress. I wore it and went to show it to Muhsine woman, who loved me very much. She loved me. It was a muddy day that day, I slipped and fell on my way home. I couldn’t get up again. I was caught in flower . . . It was difficult. A flower head appeared in my left eye. The curtain came down in my right eye, as your left will have to. The world has been a dungeon for me since that day.”
The smallpox vaccine was usually administered on the arm just below the elbow and left a slightly larger scar than other vaccines.
The scar resembles the wound caused by the disease. Formed scar tissue is a reaction of the body. The scar tissue called scar does not go away when it grows.
In addition, the smallpox vaccination trail was the world’s first vaccination passport. At the beginning of the 20th century, everyone living in the USA had to show a trace of vaccination before entering the public domain.
By a decree when he came in 1903 study of those without a trace of vaccination completely banned. That year, the bans came one after another. But anti-vaccination demonstrations never ceased.
This time the people were known as cezap nitric acidollarse began to form scars on his arms. Although it was painful to fake the vaccination passport, people managed to deceive the authorities in this way.
The smallpox vaccine was injected in a different way than many other vaccines used today.
For example, a flu vaccine is given with a single needle that is inserted into the muscle through several layers of skin. If the smallpox vaccine forked (two-pointed) needle
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The person administering the smallpox vaccine made multiple punctures in the skin. The vaccine would not penetrate deeper skin layers such as subcutaneous tissue. When the injected weak virus reaches this dermal layer, it begins to multiply. This, papule
known as a small, round bump will occur. The papule then develops into a cell sac (vesicle) that looks like a fluid-filled blister. Eventually, this raised area is formed. This indicates a successful vaccination.
Actually, many people think that the scar on the arm is from the smallpox vaccine, but it is usually the trace of the tuberculosis (tuberculosis) vaccine.
The scar caused by this vaccine applied to the left arm near the shoulder is smaller than the smallpox vaccine scar. Tuberculosis (TB) vaccine trace It is in the 1980-1990 generation. It is usually done two months after birth. Measles, tetanus, diphtheria and mumps vaccines are given in schools.
Tuberculosis vaccine is given intradermally like smallpox vaccine. That is, it is injected into the skin. The Covid vaccine is injected into the muscle tissue. That’s why it leaves no trace.
The tuberculosis vaccine, which left a tissue scar on your left shoulder, may have saved your life in the corona epidemic.
Tuberculosis vaccine not only against this disease but also “immune training” and other pathogens including corona. at Johns Hopkins University announced that those who do not have a tuberculosis vaccine are ~6x more affected by Covid.
• Mom, what is the scar on your arm?
– Smallpox vaccination scar.
• Why don’t I have it?
-Because it worked.
Source: Healthline, The New York Times, History