Protective levels of antibodies induced by the MMR vaccine have been shown to decline over time, but actually there is not a formal recommendation about the opportunity of testing immunized HCWs to investigate the persistence of anti-Mumps IgG. This study aims to evaluate the long-time immunogenicity of MMR vaccination in a sample of medical students and residents of the University of Bari who attended the Hygiene Department for the biological risk assessment (April 2014-June 2018). A strategy for the management of non-responder subjects has been experimented and described. Two thousand students and residents, with documented immunization status (two doses of MMR vaccine), have been tested. 120/2,000 (6%; 95%CI = 5.0–7.1%) subjects did not show anti-Mumps IgG. This percentage was similar among males and females. After a third MMR dose, we noted a seroconversion of 90% of seronegative participants. No serious adverse events were recorded. An important proportion of subjects immunized for MMR do not show an antibodies protective titer. The immunogenicity and the safety of the third dose seem confirmed by our data. Including the screening model described in the routine assessment of the biological risk of medical students and HCWs may be a winning strategy in preventing Mumps nosocomial infection.
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|Titolo:||Long time persistence of antibodies against Mumps in fully MMR immunized young adults: an Italian retrospective cohort study|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|