In February of 2019, ABC affiliates in Montana actually reported a story in which vaccinated in Bozeman were having an “Mumps cases confirmed in Bozeman Public Schools children” They said specifically,
” Health officials say the best protection against mumps is to get vaccinated, although the vaccine does not provide 100 percent immunity.ABC FOX Montana News Staff , Feb 12, 2019,
In rare cases, the viral illness can result in serious complications, such as encephalitis, meningitis, deafness or pancreatitis. “
Then on May 10, 2019 this article was reported from the same news outlet. “Whooping cough outbreak infecting vaccinated children, health dept. hiring additional nurses
” The Missoula City-County Health Department has confirmed 92 cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, as of 1 PM Friday.ABCFOX News Staff, May 10, 2019
Supervisor of the Infectious Disease Office Cindy Farr says of those 92 confirmed cases, the majority of the children infected had previously been vaccinated.
“We’re still trying to investigate some of those cases,” Farr said Friday. “I can tell you the majority of them have been vaccinated kids. We have at least some that have been unvaccinated, but the majority of them definitely have been vaccinated.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control there are six parts to the whooping cough vaccination series. Five shots are done before a child turns six. When a they turn 11, an additional booster vaccine is needed.
Farr said the booster vaccine is only 70 percent effective the first year, and gets less effective as time goes on. “
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