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Re: “No, Spokane's mumps outbreak is not proof that vaccines don't work

"So, how could more vaccinated people have mumps than unvaccinated people? Because, simply, there are more vaccinated people in Spokane than unvaccinated people."

This is certainly true for vaccines for diseases like measles, which provide life-long immunity. An issue with the mumps vaccine is that we likely see some waning immunity - some of the vaccine's effectiveness wears off over time for some people.

Still, the Spokane mump's outbreak and the others we are seeing are still not evidence that the vaccine doesn't work.

The real evidence is we are still no where close to seeing the large numbers of cases that we did in the pre-vaccine era. In the early 1960s, there were about 212,000 cases of measles each year in the United States.

https://vaxopedia.org/2016/12/15/mumps-outbreaks/

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Posted by AboutPediatrics on 01/18/2017 at 6:14 AM

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