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Mumps Virus Vaccine / Rubella Virus Vaccine Dosage

Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

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Usual Adult Dose for Mumps Prophylaxis

>= 12 months: 0.5 mL subcutaneously preferably into the outer aspect of the upper arm.

Usual Adult Dose for Rubella Prophylaxis

>= 12 months: 0.5 mL subcutaneously preferably into the outer aspect of the upper arm.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Mumps Prophylaxis

>= 12 months: 0.5 mL subcutaneously preferably into the outer aspect of the upper arm.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Rubella Prophylaxis

>= 12 months: 0.5 mL subcutaneously preferably into the outer aspect of the upper arm.

Precautions

Use with caution in patients with a history of anaphylactic reactions to neomycin or eggs.

Do not administer to patients with active untreated tuberculosis.

Use caution when administering to patients with a history of cerebral injury, individual or family histories of convulsions, or any other condition in which stress due to fever should be avoided. The physician should be alert to the temperature elevations that may occur following vaccination.

Children and young adults who are known to be infected with HIV but without overt clinical manifestations of immunosuppression may be vaccinated. However, these patients should be monitored closely for vaccine preventable diseases due to the potential that immunization may not be as effective in these individuals.

Other Comments

Common adverse reactions and all serious reactions that occur during administration should be reported to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System. Reporting forms and information regarding the completion of the form can be obtained at 1-800-822-7967.

The ACIP (Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices) recommends that live-virus vaccines not administered on the same day should be administered at least 30 days apart. There is concern that the vaccine given first could interfere with response to the vaccine given second. ACIP recommends that if two live parenteral vaccines are given less than 28 days apart, the vaccine given second should not be counted as valid and should be repeated at least 4 weeks later.

Further information

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