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Recent Mumps Cases a Reminder of the Continuing Need for Vaccination

Source: Tennessee Dept. of Health

10/02/2013

Tennessee health officials are reminding residents about the need for immunization with the MMR vaccine following the detection of mumps recently in the state. The cluster of three cases was associated with international travel, officials said. In Tennessee, one dose of the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine is required for children in daycare, while two doses are required for school-aged children and college students. Although the vaccine is generally not recommended for those born before 1957, as they probably had mumps as children, one dose of MMR is recommended for most other adults if they were never immunized or infected as a child. Some adults, such as those who work in healthcare or planning international travel, should get two doses of MMR.



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