A Statewide Mass Measles Immunization Program

Earl B. Byrne, Beryl J Rosenstein, Alexander A. Jaworski, Rudolf A. Jaworski

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Abstract

Increased demand for medical services and school absenteeism related to vaccine reactions following a oneday mass measles immunization program in Rhode Island were studied. Measles virus vaccine, live, attenuated (Schwarz) was used. Nearly 60% of susceptible children (30,647) were immunized. Increased demand for medical services averaged less than one telephone call per day per physician during the week when most reactions occurred. For two weeks preceding immunization, however, many physicians experienced a sharp increase in calls from parents requesting immunization histories of their children. School absenteeism among those vaccinated was higher by 3.5% throughout the state, except in certain communities where epidemic influenza B morbidity was reaching peak levels. Here, absenteeism patterns were reversed. Interferon induced in those vaccinated by the measles virus vaccine is suggested as an explanation for the apparent protective effect against influenza B.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)619-623
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Medical Association
Volume199
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 27 1967
Externally publishedYes

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Mass Vaccination
Absenteeism
Immunization Programs
Measles
Measles Vaccine
Measles virus
Human Influenza
Immunization
Physicians
Attenuated Vaccines
Medical Schools
Telephone
Interferons
Vaccines
Parents
Morbidity

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A Statewide Mass Measles Immunization Program. / Byrne, Earl B.; Rosenstein, Beryl J; Jaworski, Alexander A.; Jaworski, Rudolf A.

In: Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 199, No. 9, 27.02.1967, p. 619-623.

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Byrne, Earl B. ; Rosenstein, Beryl J ; Jaworski, Alexander A. ; Jaworski, Rudolf A. / A Statewide Mass Measles Immunization Program. In: Journal of the American Medical Association. 1967 ; Vol. 199, No. 9. pp. 619-623.
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