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3c.8 How effective is the mumps vaccine?




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This article is from the Childhood Vaccinations FAQ, by Lynn Gazis-Sax lynng@alsirat.com with numerous contributions by others.

3c.8 How effective is the mumps vaccine?

The Merck Manual estimates its effectiveness at 95%. The Physician's
Desk Reference gives its effectiveness as 96%. Switzerland has gotten
lower efficacy rates, for mumps, out of its strain of the MMR vaccine,
and Swiss scientists have been comparing the efficacy of different
strains to improve this situation (Swiss Medical Weekly,
http://www.smw.ch/archive/1997/127-26-360-96.html and
http://www.smw.ch/archive/1998/128-17-351-98.html).

 

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