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Immunization Schedule, ChildrenVaccinations are some of the most important tools available for preventing disease. Most children get all their shots during childhood. Parents should consult their doctors about which vaccines their children should have and when. Keep track of your children's immunizations yourself.
How Do Mumps StartMumps is a viral illness characterized by the swelling of the salivary glands (the parotid glands) in front of the ears and above the jaw.
Immunization Schedule, AdultsAt least 45,000 adults in the United States die of complications of influenza, pneumococcal infections, and hepatitis B each year. Adults need the following vaccines: chickenpox, hepatitis B, MMR, Td/Tdap, flu, shingles, and pneumococcal.
Immunizations and Antibiotics for Oversea TravelMost immunizations are not required under International Health Requirements but are recommended. Anyone lacking certain region- or country-specific immunizations may be denied entry into or exit from a country.
Expert Views and News
- Mumps Cases Surge in US
- Expert Q&A: Childhood Vaccine Safety
- Are Kindergarten Kids Getting Their Vaccines?
- U.S. Measles Cases, Outbreaks Quadruple in 2011
- No Rise in Seizure Risk With MMRV Booster Vaccine
- Survey: Younger Doctors More Skeptical of Vaccines
- Vaccines Generally Safe, Cause Few Health Problems
- Vaccination Rate for Kindergarten Kids Is Over 90%
- Mumps Outbreak Hits New York, New Jersey
Mumps Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins
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