Mumps Vaccination and Disease History Assumptions by Age

Use the table as a guide to help determine the age groups most likely under-immunized against mumps.

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Current Age, Grade or Year of Birth Assumptions Rationale for Assumptions
Age < 12 months Not vaccinated; may have maternal antibody

First dose given at 12-15 months

Age 12 through 15 months Probably not yet vaccinated

First dose given at 12-15 months

Age 16 months until kindergarten (K) Age-appropriately vaccinated with 1 dose

Minnesota school and child care requirement

Grades K through 6 Two doses of vaccine likely

Minnesota school requirement for 2nd dose moved from grade 7 to K in 2004

Born 1979 or later Two doses of vaccine likely

Minnesota school requirement for 2nd dose at 7th grade in 1992 and grades 7-12 in 1996

Born 1972 - 1978 Possibly 1 or 2 doses

Minnesota school requirement for 1 dose; however, mumps exemption in place throughout school years for this age cohort.
Minnesota college requirement for 1 dose of MMR vaccine implemented in 1989.

Born 1962 - 1971 Possibly 1 dose; however, maybe not with current or optimally efficacious vaccine

A live virus mumps vaccine was licensed in 1967, but not routinely used until 1977. MMR available in 1971.

Born 1957 - 1961 Unlikely to have been vaccinated; possible history of disease

Was beyond kindergarten when vaccine licensed

Born before 1957 Likely history of disease

Mumps disease prevalent during childhood of this age cohort

 

Updated Tuesday, August 09, 2016 at 10:22AM