Is there a separate mumps vaccine?

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Registered: 09-10-2008
Is there a separate mumps vaccine?
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Tue, 06-08-2010 - 9:04am
Ok, I'm going to school for the healthcare field and we are required to have all these shots. Well, according to my
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Registered: 01-21-2010
Tue, 06-08-2010 - 12:12pm

You can email or call the CDC and ask if one is available any longer. Probably not, but it's at least worth checking into. I know for a fact that you cannot get the rubella by itself. I was planning on giving my daughter just the rubella vaccine alone, but found out that it was impossible, they no longer manufacture it.

Of course that was five years ago. Since then, I've learned about the corruption and I've learned about the diseases so I no longer fear the diseases and will never again seek ANY vaccine.

Good luck with your new career!

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-10-2008
Tue, 06-08-2010 - 1:51pm
Thank you! I actually found a company who can get the vaccines separate. It's American Medicine. you have to get the dr to fax a prescription... their number is 225-924-0249 and your insurance wont cover it, but it's only about $119 for the three separte does (measles mumps rubella) plus 20 for shipping.
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Registered: 01-21-2010
Tue, 06-08-2010 - 11:20pm

Thanks for the information. I was led to believe that the manufacturing had stopped and would not ever be in production separately again.

Wow - that sentence did make sense didn't it? I think I'm tired, lol.

Let us know if any new developments occur. Also - welcome to the board!!!

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Registered: 04-09-2008
Wed, 06-09-2010 - 7:26am

I thought that as well, but, I just did a quick search (this is the first link I came across, it works, so I stopped at this point).


http://www.askdrsears.com/thevaccinebook/archives/2008_01_01_archive.asp


Separate Mumps Vaccine Returns


Friday, January 25, 2008




After almost a year of shortage, the separate Mumps vaccine is now available again. Mumps, a usually harmless childhood disease that causes swollen facial glands, fever, and rash, is one of the diseases covered by the MMR vaccine (Measles and Rubella are the other two illnesses). The MMR is normally given at 1 and 5 years of age to provide protection from these three diseases. However, recent worry over the connection between the Measles component of the MMR vaccine and autism (see my blog on this http://www.askdrsears.com/thevaccinebook/archives/2007_10_01_archive.asp ) has caused some parents to shy away from this triple vaccine at age 1. But parents do typically want their kids to be protected from Mumps and Rubella.

One option parents are following is to give the plain Mumps vaccine at age 1, Rubella at age 2, and then Measles at age 3 (if all is well with a child’s development). Because of this increased demand for the individual Mumps shot, along with the adult Mumps outbreak two years ago that ate into the nation’s stores of Mumps vaccine, the vaccine became unavailable last year. But now it’s back. Parents who have been waiting to get their kids vaccinated for Mumps should contact their doctor. See my related blog under FAQ’s with information on where to get the shot if your doctor doesn’t carry it.

Rands

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-10-2008
Wed, 06-09-2010 - 10:46am

great information.. thanks for posting! I found a dr not too

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-09-2008
Wed, 06-09-2010 - 11:48am
Great.... but, that's all Sears' handy work.

Rands


Rands

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Registered: 01-21-2010
Wed, 06-09-2010 - 3:04pm
Thanks Randi, that's good to know!
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Registered: 11-18-2008
Wed, 07-07-2010 - 10:07am
Thank you very much for this information!

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