Mumps Vaccine in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
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Vaccine, Mumps
Live attenuated virus vaccine.

Mumps virus has been been recovered from the placenta , but not from the fetal tissues of three susceptible pregnant women who were vaccinated before undergoing elective abortions. However, the sample size is too small to rule out the possibility of fetal mumps infection after vaccination with mumps live attenuated virus [1]. The vaccine is  considered to be contraindicated in pregnancy by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists [2]. Avoid becoming pregnant for 30 days after vaccination with mumps containing vaccines [3]
BREAST FEEDING: Compatible [4,5].


1.Yamauchi T, Wilson C, Geme JW Jr. Transmission of live, attenuated mumps virus to the human placenta. N Engl J Med. 290:710-2, 1974 MEDLINE
2. ACOG Committee Opinion. Immunization during pregnancy.Obstet Gynecol. 2003 ;101:207-12.MEDLINE
3. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Measles, Mumps, and Rubella - Vaccine Use and Strategies for Elimination of Measles, Rubella, and Congenital Rubella Syndrome and Control of Mumps: Recommendations of the Immunization Practices Advisory Committee (ACIP). MMWR 47 (No. RR-8): 32-33, 1998.
4. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. General Recommendations on Immunization: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). MMWR 43 (No. RR-1): 20-21, 1994.
5.Breastfeeding and Maternal Medication. Recommendations for Drugs in the Eleventh WHO Model list of Essential Drugs. pp 23-24 World Health Organization, 2002. 20 Avenue Appia ,1211 Geneva ,Switzerland
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Created: 11/27/2002
Last Update: 11/30/2003

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