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Mumps & MMR

(7 Posts)
TondelayoSchwarzkopf Mon 15-Jul-13 15:17:31

Quick one for HCPs to answer as I can't find on NHS / Google.

There seems to be an outbreak of mumps in DS's nursery. He has had both MMR doses. How likely is he to get it? I know the answer is 'not very' but if anyone has any stats about immunity after two doses that would reassure me.

all I can find is this; Between 5 and 10% of children are not fully immune after the first dose. The booster gives increased protection, with less than 1% of children remaining at risk after having it.

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Mon 15-Jul-13 17:29:45

Thanks so much ilovepowerhoop - hopefully he is not in that sub-1% - he seems well so far.

gamerchick Mon 15-Jul-13 17:32:00

God I remember mumps as a kid.. Very vividly.

Fingers crossed.

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Mon 15-Jul-13 20:45:06

Thank you gamerchick

bumbleymummy Tue 16-Jul-13 21:16:57

From the NHS website

Protection against mumps after two doses of MMR is a little lower (90-95%) and appears to gradually decline.

WouldBeHarrietVane Tue 16-Jul-13 21:19:26

You can get a private test (around £75 iirc) to check if he is immune and then vaccinate if not iirc

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