If the process follows past immunizations, the military, and possibly police and fire department personnel, will get their shots via some type of high pressure gun system. Health care workers and the general public will most likely receive the vaccine by conventional needle and syringe injections. If this happens, sales of BDX needles and syringes would not be appreciably effected until mass immunization takes affect.
Hate to say this but this is a vacination NOT an immunisation. Those of us in the UK that could travel abroad in the 60's and 70's without a vacination certificate will remeber how the vacine was applied to the skin folwwedby several small puncture wouds with a needle or scapel. Todat BD has advanced that technolgy with a double needle syatem (see news item in SAeptember of this year. The answer to how will the Samllpox scare impact BD.......Very Favourably one would assume
I know for a fact that the Military uses BD needles and syringes for all imunizations, and with the threat of small pox, and possible up coming deployments for the us military, this bolds well for BD. When ever a National Guard or Reserve unit gets activated they all reseve SRP shots. For every one soldier the get 7 different shots. The Government spends a ton on BD products and if we goto war it should add 10 cents to the bottom line for the quarter that the US Military Deploys