mumps vaccine


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mumps vaccine

Pediatrics A live attenuated virus vaccine that confers lifelong protection against mumps Indications All children without immune compromise, anaphylactic reactions to eggs or other contraindications Adverse reactions Rare–orchitis and parotitis; most people born before 1957 are naturally immune. See Mumps.

mumps vaccine

, mumps virus vaccine live
A live attenuated vaccine used to prevent mumps. Its use should be governed by the same restrictions listed for live attenuated measles virus vaccine.
See also: vaccine
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Mumps outbreaks in vaccinated populations: are available mumps vaccines effective enough to prevent outbreaks?
In this regard, inmates and staff of a prison were considered to represent an "at-risk/high-risk" population, hence subject to the recommendation proposed by NACI and CDC for a second dose of mumps vaccine.
Nevertheless, two recent outbreaks in populations that were highly vaccinated with two doses of mumps vaccine raise concerns that the vaccine's effectiveness might be waning, she said.
A more effective mumps vaccine or changes in vaccine policy may be needed to avert future outbreaks and achieve the elimination of mumps.
A spokesman for Direct Health 2000 said: ``There has been a gradual increase simply because they there isn't any vaccine available at the moment and it will continue to increase until the mumps vaccine supply starts again.
Recommendation of the Immunization Practices Advisory Committee (ACIP); mumps vaccine.
Kansas also vacillated between one and two doses of mumps vaccine as its definition of adequate protection before ultimately deciding that patients who receive one dose of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine are adequately vaccinated.
Most of those affected are believed to have only had one dose of mumps vaccine such as MMR, said Dr Campbell.
But a national shortage of the mumps vaccine has caused a backlog of hundreds of families waiting for the jab.
The rise in mumps cases, primarily among secondaryschool pupils, has been attributed to the generation that missed out on a mumps vaccine during childhood.
ADELAY in the availab ility of single mumps vaccine for children is one of the more unlikely repercussions of the Gulf Wa r.