MUMPS OUTBREAK, BOOSTER DOSE MMR FOR HIGH RISK PEOPLE

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Anchorage has over 100 confirmed cases of mumps and Public Health has recommended a booster dose of the Measles, Mumps, Rubella vaccine for persons in high risk groups (Pacific Islanders, Native Hawaiian) or in group care where there have been cases of mumps.
MMR vaccine is usually given at ages 1 and 5. If it has been MORE THAN 5 YEARS since your child had an MMR dose, they should get and extra booster for protection in the outbreak. Please call our office to schedule a nurse visit for this vaccine.
Adult family members who need a booster can receive it at the Municipality of Anchorage Public Health Clinic (ph number 343-4799) on a sliding-fee scale.
MORE INFORMATION ON MUMPS:
Centers for Disease Control
www.cdc.gov/mumps/
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Epi/id/Pages/Mumps.aspx
Protecting your family from Mumps
http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Epi/id/SiteAssets/Pages/Mumps/MumpsPosterAK_Eng.pd