Vaccine Act Law and Legal Definition

The Vaccine Act of 1813 aims to encourage vaccination against smallpox. The Act contained the following provisions:

1. a federal agent charged with preserving genuine vaccine;

2. an authority for the agents to distribute vaccine to any U.S. citizen;

3. the distribution of legitimate vaccine postage-free.

The Act was repealed in 1822 and there after the states acts as the authority to regulate vaccines.