Hawaii Department of Health Declares Mumps Outbreak Over
The Hawaii Department of Health has declared the end of the statewide mumps outbreak. In total, 1,009 people with mumps were identified during the outbreak, which began in March 2017. Although the outbreak dose of MMR vaccine is no longer recommended, routine vaccination of all children should continue because mumps circulates in the U.S. and worldwide. All adults born in 1957 and later should have documentation of at least one dose of MMR vaccine; adults at high risk of exposure to mumps—including international travelers, post-secondary school students, and healthcare workers—should receive two doses.