Syracuse University Offers Mumps Vaccine As Outbreak Grows
Syracuse University is offering thousands of free booster shots of the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine to fight an ongoing outbreak of mumps that has infected at least 27 people on campus.
Study Questions Seizure Risk of MMRV Vaccine
A new study in Australia has found no evidence of an increased risk of febrile seizures when the combination vaccine MMRV is given for the 2nd dose in the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) immunization series.
Mumps Outbreak Linked to Vaccine Shortfalls
As an increased number of mumps cases have been reported across the U.S. since the beginning of the year, some health officials say it may be time to consider adding a new vaccination dose to current immunization guidelines.
Vaccine Worries Rise As Mumps Outbreaks Hit 10-Year Peak
Mumps outbreaks are spreading across the U.S. at their fastest rate in a decade — mostly in fully-vaccinated students. As new viruses emerge, so have concerns that the 50 year-old mumps vaccine may not work as well as Merck claims.