4,269. 12/13/2002

“On December 13 [2002], in a seven-minute public announcement, President Bush said that U.S. Military personnel and other essential civilians in high-risk areas of the world would receive a smallpox vaccine. As commander in chief he too would get the vaccine. ‘The vaccinations are a precaution only and not a response to any information concerning imminent danger,’ he said.”

 – Bob Woodward, Plan of Attack, Page 238

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