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Does North Carolina Workers' Compensation Act Cover Injuries Resulting from Smallpox Vaccination?

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Smallpox vaccination cannot be a job requirement for any employee--it is purely voluntary. The NC Workers' Compensation Act does not explicitly include and does not explicitly exclude complications resulting from smallpox vaccination received in the course of employment. This Bulletin provides guidance to managers who must answer employees' question about the vaccination.