Reducing mumps cases
Students who are not required to receive the mumps vaccine, for school entry are seven times more likely to develop mumps than vaccinated children, according to a study in the May 8, 1987, Journal of the American Medical Association.
A study of students at a New Jersey elementary school showed that sixth graders, who started school before a 1978 law requiring the mumps vaccine took effect, were nearly seven times more likely to develop mumps than children in kindergarten through fifth grade.
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