Strategie to Increase MMR Vaccinations

In the United States, cases of measles, a highly contagious respiratory disease, are at a 20-year highwith 288 confirmed cases just between January 1 and May 23, 2014. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 90% of these cases were in people who did not have the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine with 85% choosing not to vaccinate due to religious, personal, or philosophical reasons

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Unforseen Vaccine Effects

An interesting paradigm is developing in the vaccine literature between specific and non-specific effects of vaccination. Specific vaccine effects give disease protection and are independent of the order in which vaccines are given. Non-specific effects refer to the effects a vaccine might have on the overall immune system, which seems to depend on the order of vaccination.

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