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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.
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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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The mumps vaccine should be given at 12-15 months and again at 4-6 years.
started decreasing after the use of mumps vaccine began in 1967 and children were vaccinated routinely in 1977 and thereafter.
She said: "For those of us who were trying to get our children to have separate vaccinations, the vaccine that there was a shortage of was the mumps vaccine."
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.
We haven't had any of the mumps vaccine for a couple of months but the next supply is due in September and October.'