MUMPS OUTBREAK, BOOSTER DOSE MMR FOR HIGH RISK PEOPLE

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.[gap size=”20px”]

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.[gap size=”20px”]

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.[gap size=”20px”]

MORE INFORMATION ON MUMPS: [gap size=”20px”]
Centers for Disease Control [gap size=”10px”]
www.cdc.gov/mumps/

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Alaska Department of Health and Social Services [gap size=”10px”]
http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Epi/id/Pages/Mumps.aspx

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Protecting your family from Mumps [gap size=”10px”]
http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Epi/id/SiteAssets/Pages/Mumps/MumpsPosterAK_Eng.pd

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