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Sri Lanka Adds Mumps Vaccine To Create MMR Inoculation Program

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Sri Lanka's Health Ministry has added a mumps vaccine to its National Immunization Program, available for free to all children in the country. The mumps vaccine is to be combined with those for preventing measles and rubella, given to children by two injections, the first at one year of age. The ministry is debating the age at which the second injection is to be given, but the injections are set to begin at mid-year. (Click here for more) "Mumps Vaccine In NIP From Mid-2011" - Daily News (Sri Lanka) (1/31/11

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