For example, vaccinia immune globulin, or VIG, is stored and ready for the next person who becomes ill from smallpox vaccine.
The view that vaccinia is attenuated variola is well known, and has been extensively adopted by English physicians.
By vaccinating a person we inoculate him with vaccinia or cowpox.
vaccinia vac·cin·i·a (vāk-sĭn'ē-ə)
An infection induced in humans by inoculation with the vaccinia virus in order to confer resistance to smallpox; it is usually limited to the site of inoculation. Also called primary reaction.