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Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsInfectious Diseases · 9 years ago

I had MMR vaccination as a child, but now as an adult I am not immune to mumps.?

I recently had a titer done which indicated I am not immune to mumps, but am immune to measles and rubella. So, I got an MMR booster. I am curious if that booster is enough to show immunity via titer for the mumps and approximately how long does it take for the IgG antibodies to show. According to my A&P book humoral IgG antibodies after 2nd exposure peak at 5 days, I am not sure if this pertains to the mumps. Thank You for any further insight!

-I need this for nursing school and my deadline for documentation is approaching quickly

2 Answers

  • ~qx~
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    There was an outbreak of mumps at the University of California at Berkeley last autumn.

    Why would fully vaccinated young adults be developing mumps?

    ...and one of the major manufacturers of the MMR is being sued by two former employed scientists for falsefying test results and lying about the vaccines' effectiveness ...

    The same company, Merck, is being sued for falsefying test results for vioxx and finasteride. When the MMR vaccine was introduced, the campaign by the CDC proclaimed only one shot was needed for life; now MMR is scheduled 3x before age 6 and boosters are needed throughout life, so who knows how many you will need in a lifetime?

    It is a live virus vaccine, so you will be shedding the virus for 1-30 days while you build the necessary immunity.

  • Gary K
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    I think you must typically wait 4-6 weeks for a second titer following the booster.

    @Mrs A - no one says the vaccine is 100% effective for mumps. It's around 73% to 88% effective for two doses, it wears off over time and some people get no immunity. That is why fully vaccinated young adults can still develop mumps. It’s about the numbers – and more vaccinated people can get mumps in an outbreak than unvaccinated people, because there are vastly more vaccinated people. 80% protection is massively better than zero protection, so if you are attempting to imply the vaccine doesn’t work, you are wrong.

    One vaccine manufacturer in one country who ALLEGEDLY falsified test results does not say anything about the overall effectiveness of the MMR vaccine.

    Let’s not hear this antivax rubbish from you again please.

    Source(s): Vaccines save lives.
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