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
Pashley reported that injection of the mumps vaccine
may induce remission in RRP.
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
ADELAY in the availab ility of single mumps vaccine
for children is one of the more unlikely repercussions of the Gulf Wa r.