Seroprevalence of mumps before inclusion of mumps vaccination in the Iranian expanded programme on immunization

Avijgan, Majid. and Habibian, Roya. and Kheiri, Soleiman. (2009) Seroprevalence of mumps before inclusion of mumps vaccination in the Iranian expanded programme on immunization. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 15 (2). pp. 295-301.


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The current target groups for measles, mumps and rubella vaccination in the Islamic Republic of Iran are children at 12 months and 4-6 years. A study of the age-specific seroprevalence of antibodies against mumps in children aged 3-18 years in Shahrekord aimed to establish the need for booster vaccinations to cover non-immune children. Of 338 children, 19.8 were seronegative. Age-specific seronegativity was 33.3, 20.5 and 4.6 in age groups 7-11, 12-14 and 15-18 years respectively. To obtain herd immunity, we suggest that for the next 5 years children aged 7-11 years entering guidance school are selected as the main group for vaccination.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: measles mumps rubella vaccine; mumps vaccine; virus antibody, adolescent; article; child; controlled study; drug efficacy; female; health program; high school; human; immunization; Iran; major clinical study; male; mumps; primary school; serology; seroprevalence; vaccination; age distribution; blood; chi square distribution; contact examination; cross-sectional study; epidemiology; herd immunity; immunology; Iran; methodology; mumps; Mumps virus; needs assessment; patient selection; preschool child; preventive health service; vaccination, Adolescent; Age Distribution; Antibodies, Viral; Chi-Square Distribution; Child; Child, Preschool; Contact Tracing; Cross-Sectional Studies; Female; Humans; Immunity, Herd; Immunization Programs; Immunization, Secondary; Iran; Male; Mumps; Mumps Vaccine; Mumps virus; Needs Assessment; Patient Selection; Seroepidemiologic Studies; Vaccination
Subjects: WC Communicable Diseases
QW Microbiology and Immunology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Department of Clinical Sciences > Department of Infectious Diseases
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Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2017 03:41
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2018 05:08

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