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I learned that a Responder scientist was developing an inoculation to protect against Scorched mutations. The work was being carried out in a laboratory at AVR Medical.
Search for an inoculation against the Scorched disease.

An Ounce of Prevention is a quest in Fallout 76.

Background

To survive against the Scorched Plague that spreads among the humans of Appalachia, the Responders attempted to create a vaccine years ago. The project was not successful at preventing their demise, but maybe Dr. Hudson left behind enough data to complete it and save the Vault 76 Dwellers.

Quick walkthrough

Main quest: An Ounce of Prevention
Access the terminal at AVR Medical Center.
Collect a Type-T Fuse from the Charleston Trainyard.
Collect a blood sample from a Feral Ghoul.
Return to the AVR Medical Center and load the blood sample into the centrifuge.
Synthesize the vaccine using the terminal.
Enter the machine and inoculate yourself.
Reward: Legendary leather armor
Scorched plague inoculation
Photo frame - The Responders
Completed. Leads to Into the Fire

Detailed walkthrough

  • After completing Final Departure, the next stop is Charleston and the AVR Medical Center. Hudson's lab is located in the southwestern corner of the facility, in the basement (either drop down through the cafeteria floor or use the staircase by the street exit). Use the terminal to learn the story and that she almost completed her research. The automatic software set up by the doctor is set up to auto-create a vaccine from the DNA of feral ghouls.
  • The player characters need to collect that and a type-T fuse. The fuse can be found in the Charleston Trainyard.
  • Feral ghouls can be found all over Charleston, mostly in the eastern parts and around the Capitol Building.
  • Once the player character has both ingredients, they just need to get back to the AVR Medical Center and Hudson's lab, place the replacement fuse in the fuse box under the stairs, put the blood sample in the centrifuge by the AVR medical terminal, analyze it, then use the Sympto-Matic to inoculate themselves. Claire Hudson's recording will play, directing them to the Fire Breathers of the Charleston Fire Department.

Quest stages

Quest stages
StageStatusDescriptionLog Entry
? Study Doctor Hudson's ResearchI learned that a Responder scientist was developing an inoculation to protect against Scorched mutations. The work was being carried out in a laboratory at AVR Medical.
? Collect a Type-T FuseI learned about the Responders' inoculation project at AVR Medical. To create the inoculation, I need to collect a blood sample from a Feral Ghoul. I'll also need to find a Type-T fuse to repair the Sympto-Matic.
? Install the Type-T Fuse
? Collect a blood sample from a Feral Ghoul
? Load blood sample into the centrifugeI learned about the Responders' inoculation project at AVR Medical. To create the inoculation, I need to load the blood sample I collected into the centrifuge and then run Dr. Hudson's analysis program.
? Analyze the blood sample
? Synthesize the vaccineI learned about the Responders Inoculation Project at AVR Medical. Now that I've run Doctor Hudson's program to analyze the blood sample I collected, I need to synthesize the vaccine.
? Use the sympto-matic to administer the vaccineI learned about the Responders' inoculation project at AVR Medical. I was able to continue the project and create the vaccine. Now I need to use the sympto-matic machine to administer it to myself.

Notes

Behind the scenes

The title is a reference to the famous Benjamin Franklin axiom that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," meaning that taking small steps to prevent a major problem is easier than dealing with the problem itself.

Bugs

  • Icon pc.png Prior to patch 1.3.1.26, the map marker for the Type-T fuse may have focused on an underground tunnel instead of the item. The item could be found in an explosives crate in the eastern storage room of Greg's Mine Supply.[verified]
    • As of the aforementioned patch, the fuse is found in the Charleston Trainyard instead.
  • Icon pc.png Prior to patch 22, the terminal used to operate the centrafuse would not analyze the blood samples and instead output the "Requires blood" error message.[verified]
    • One way to fix this bug is to leave the server and go back to the main screen, then join Adventure Mode (public server) again. Now both quest goals "Install Type-T Fuse" and "Analyze Blood Sample" will appear again. After this, go to AVR Medical Center and install the Type-T fuse, then fast travel or otherwise leave the building and close the game. Reboot the game again and join Adventure Mode with both quest goals present. Go to AVR Medical Center and install the Type-T fuse once again, hit the terminal with "Analyze Blood Sample" and it should work.
    • As of the aforementioned patch, this bug has been fixed.
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