Hard to Treat Diseases (HTDS) clinical trial protocol for MMR Vaccine expected Q2 2009
The MMR Vaccine is a mixture of three live attenuated viruses administered via injection for immunization against measles, mumps, and rubella (also called German measles). It is generally administered to children around the age of one year, with a second dose before starting school (i.e. age 4/5).
Prior to the widespread use of a vaccine against measles, its incidence was so high that infection was felt to be inevitable. Today, it is widely used around the world, and since introduction of its earliest versions in the 1970s, more than 500 million doses have been administered in over 60 countries. The incidence rate has fallen to a low of less than 1% of people under the age of 30 in countries with routine childhood vaccination.
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