Be Prepared to Give MMR Boosters During a Mumps Outbreak
You'll see more focus on giving mumps vaccine (MMR, etc) boosters during an outbreak...based on new Canadian guidelines.
Mumps cases in Canada are on the rise...putting these patients at risk for hearing loss, meningitis, and encephalitis.
Risk of a mumps outbreak seems higher for people living in close-knit settings (dorms, etc)...even if they had the 2-dose MMR series as a child. And immunity seems to be waning.