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 grade K Age-appropriately vaccinated with 1 dose.

School and childcare requirement.

Grades K through 6 Two doses of vaccine likely.

School requirement for 2nd dose moved from grade 7 to K in 2004.

Born 1975 or later Two doses of vaccine likely.

School requirement for 2nd dose at 7th grade implemented in 1992.

Born 1972 - 1975 Possibly 1 dose.

School requirement for 1 dose; however, mumps exemption in place throughout school years for this age cohort.
College requirement for 1 dose of MMR vaccine implemented in 1989 (affecting primarily persons currently under age 35).

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.

Older than grade K when vaccine licensed.

Born before 1957 Likely history of disease.

Mumps disease prevalent during childhood of this age cohort.

 

Updated Friday, September 30, 2011 at 10:48AM