Mumps in Hawaii? Should we vaccinate?

December 22, 2017

On October 17, 2017, HawaiiNewsNow published a story that reported the following:

“So far this year, there have been 705 confirmed cases of mumps statewide, and 19 people have suffered from complications, the state Health Department reports. The large majority of those who have fallen ill — 564 — have been on Oahu. Nearly 60 percent of cases have been in adults.

This year’s outbreak is by far the largest number of cases Hawaii has seen in decades. In all of 2016, Hawaii saw just 10 total cases of mumps.

To tackle the growing outbreak of mumps, the state is recommending more people get vaccinated, even if they’ve already been vaccinated before.”  (See full story here)

Should people of faith vaccinate their children?  This podcast discusses the risk.


Hawaii State Department of Health (Disease Outbreak Control)


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