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Is It Possible To Get Mumps Even If You Were Vaccinated When You Were A Child
Yes: Vaccines have decreased illness rates dramatically, but there are some people who don't respond to vaccines and are still susceptible. This is one reason that a large percentage of the population needs to be immunized to make a dent in the transmission of a disease. Herd immunity protects if the immunizations aren't effective. (if others in the herd don't have mumps, you won't get mumps.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A viral infection of children caused by the paramyxovirus virus. The salivary glands (especially the parotid glands behind the ears) swell. The paramyxovirus virus is spread by direct contact with an infected person's sneeze or cough. With nearly universal immunization in childhood, there are few cases ...Read more
Yes: Recent imported cases from overseas to the houston area were found to have infected some who had received only one dose of vaccine. Protection for up to 85% is accomplished with the first dose and the 2nd dose brings it up to 95% or more. Any unvaccinated kid is at high risk as long as international air travel can bring it in to the country during a contagious phase. ...Read more
No: Provided your nieces and nephews had the 2 injections of the MMR vaccine (measles, mumps and rubella), they should have complete protection from all three diseases. Likewise, if you had the same 2 injections or had the measles disease, you will provide the same protection to your baby. This is the joy of having had vaccinations - complete peace of mind. ...Read more
A friend of mine has mumps and i have been around her but i was vaccinated. I am 16...Will i get infected too?
Hi my measles IgG antibody -ve(57.35IU/L),mumps IgG antibody -ve(2.72 RU/ml),rubella IgG antibody -ve(<10 IU/ml)what should i do?can i get vaccinated?
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Yes, it depends: The mumps vaccine isn't all that effective; after a single dose about 75% of people are protected; after a second dose about 85% are protected. But this does not mean there is a 15% chance of getting mumps as one first has to be exposed which is unlikely. But even if one gets mumps it's generally a mild, benign self-limited illness. Women who have had mumps have a lower risk of ovarian cancer! ...Read more
How effective is vaccination against mumps, and do you still need it if you had mumps infection already ?
What happens if I'm vaccinated for MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) can I still pass the mumps onto others?
No: Your vaccination does not set you up to pass any of the 3 illnesses to anyone else. ...Read more
Can you tell me what you suggest if im vaccinated for MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) can I still pass the mumps onto others?
Not that likely: Even though you have received the MMR vaccination, it is still possible to be infected. It makes it less likely, but it is still possible. Immunity may wane over time and booster vaccinations are given to help the immune cells remember the response to fight the disease. ...Read more
How long is supposed to go by between the first and second vaccination dose for mumps, measles and rubella?
Possible: Even with proper immunizations including boosters, the vaccines do not ever provide 100% protection. However, since most children currently are immunized, the risk of mumps is currently low. There has been a major increase seen in the mid-atlantic area, due to foreign exposures and under immunizations.It is still crucial to immunize. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm just wondering, if you have had the mumps as a child can you still get chicken pox as a teenager?
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