The elimination of indigenous measles, mumps, and rubella from Finland by a 12-year, two-dose vaccination program.

@article{Peltola1994TheEO,
  title={The elimination of indigenous measles, mumps, and rubella from Finland by a 12-year, two-dose vaccination program.},
  author={Heikki Peltola and Olli Heinonen and Martti Valle and Mikko Paunio and Marianna Virtanen and V. Karanko and Kari Cantell},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1994},
  volume={331 21},
  pages={1397-402}
}
BACKGROUND In the 1970s measles, mumps, and rubella were rampant in Finland, and rates of immunization were inadequate. In 1982 a comprehensive national vaccination program began in which two doses of a combined live-virus vaccine were used. METHODS Public health nurses at 1036 child health centers administered the vaccine to children at 14 to 18 months of age and again at 6 years, and also to selected groups of older children and young adults. Vaccination was voluntary and free of charge. In… CONTINUE READING
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