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(Mumps Virus Vaccine Live) Jeryl Lynn™ Strain


MUMPSVAX* (Mumps Virus Vaccine Live) is a live virus vaccine for vaccination against mumps.

MUMPSVAX (mumps virus vaccine live) is a sterile lyophilized preparation of the Jeryl Lynn** (B level) strain of mumps virus. The virus was adapted to and propagated in chick embryo cell culture.

The growth medium for mumps is Medium 199 (a buffered salt solution containing vitamins and amino acids and supplemented with fetal bovine serum) containing SPGA (sucrose, phosphate, glutamate, and human albumin) as stabilizer and neomycin.

The cells, virus pools, fetal bovine serum, and human albumin are all screened for the absence of adventitious agents. Human albumin is processed using the Cohn cold ethanol fractionation procedure.

The reconstituted vaccine is for subcutaneous administration. Each 0.5 mL dose contains not less than 20,000 TCID50 (tissue culture infectious doses) of mumps virus. Each dose of the vaccine is calculated to contain sorbitol (14.5 mg), sodium phosphate, sucrose (1.9 mg), sodium chloride, hydrolyzed gelatin (14.5 mg), human albumin (0.3 mg), fetal bovine serum ( < 1 ppm), other buffer and media ingredients and approximately 25 mcg of neomycin. The product contains no preservative.

Before reconstitution, the lyophilized vaccine is a light yellow compact crystalline plug. MUMPSVAX (mumps virus vaccine live) , when reconstituted as directed, is clear yellow.

What are the possible side effects of this vaccine (Mumpsvax)?

Keep track of any and all side effects your child has after receiving this vaccine. If the child ever receives a booster dose, you will need to tell the doctor if the previous shots caused any side effects.

Becoming infected with mumps is much more dangerous to your child's health than receiving the vaccine to protect against it. Like any medicine, this vaccine can cause side effects, but the risk of serious side effects is extremely low.

Get emergency medical help if your child has any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 12/29/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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