Mumpsvax Side Effects
Generic name: mumps virus vaccine
Note: This document contains side effect information about mumps virus vaccine. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Mumpsvax.
Applies to mumps virus vaccine: subcutaneous powder for injection
Local side effects have included burning/stinging at the injection site and wheal and flare.[Ref]
Genitourinary side effects have included orchitis.[Ref]
Although a causal relationship between the Urabe strain of mumps vaccine and aseptic meningitis has been shown, there are no data that associate the currently used Jeryl Lynn vaccine strain to aseptic meningitis.[Ref]
Respiratory side effects have included cough and rhinitis.[Ref]
A postmarketing surveillance study in Finland during 1982 to 1993 with 1.5 million pediatric and adult vaccinees (measles/mumps/rubella vaccine) reported no deaths or permanent sequelae.[Ref]
Other side effects have included fever, syncope, and irritability.
Fatalities have been reported following administration of the polyvalent measles/mumps/rubella vaccine; however, causality has not been determined.
Health care providers should report any allergic or unusual adverse reactions to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) at 1-800-822-7967 (USA) and the manufacturer.[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Mumpsvax (mumps virus vaccine (live).)." Merck & Co, Inc, West Point, PA.
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Sep 16, 2020.
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