Mumps ImmunizationsNovember 8, 2007 Comments Off on Mumps Immunizations
calgary.ctv.ca – Calgary news from CTV:
“ Even though most Albertans have been vaccinated when they’re young doctors are learning one dose may not be enough.
Most Canadians born after 1990 did receive two doses of the vaccine, one as an infant and another a few years later and they shouldn’t be affected by the outbreak.
In the second phase of the initiative, all Albertans aged 17 to 26 years who may be at risk of the disease will be targeted for a mumps vaccination.
Mumps is generally a mild viral illness that results in fever, swelling and tenderness of one or more salivary glands, located at the angle of the jaw.
But officials say some people can be infected but show no symptoms and thereby unknowingly infect others.
Complications of mumps can include inflammation of the testes or ovaries, meningitis and more serious infections of the brain.”
Even though I have given the fear/confusion that my girls could get meningitis, He seemed to say it will be alright whatever we decide for boosters. I have peace at this point rather than terror when we vaccinated before. I pray so for all He lives out His faith/protection for us to trust Him in our choices.