The reported coverage of the measles–rubella (MR) or measles–mumps–rubella (MMR) vaccine is greater than 99.0% in Zhejiang province. However, the incidence of measles, mumps, and rubella remains high. In this study, we assessed MMR seropositivity and disease distribution by age on the basis of the current vaccination program, wherein the first dose of MR is administered at 8 months and the second dose of MMR is administered at 18–24 months.
This large-scale measles vaccination campaign was held on September, 2010, with providing a measles-mumps vaccine (MMV) to children aged from 8 months to 4 years old in the province. However, despite the safe, free, and high uptake rate of the two doses of measles-containing vaccine (MCV) and rubella-containing vaccine (RCV) and one dose of mumps-containing vaccine (MuCV), measles, mumps, and rubella remain common diseases throughout Zhejiang province. Measles outbreaks continued in 2008, with 12782 cases reported, which translated to 252.61 per million of the population. From 2009 to 2011, the incidence of measles remained high at 3.14–17.2 per million of the population. Similarly, the incidence of mumps increased from 394.32 to 558.26 per million of the population in 2007 and 2008, respectively. Finally, the reported cases of rubella increased from 3284 to 4284 in 2007 and 2011, respectively, representing a 30.45% increase or an increase from 65.94 to 78.71 per million of the population. Therefore, the elimination of measles and control of mumps and rubella are urgent public health priorities in local regions.
VAN UK’s Comment: Measles vaccine is mandatory in China, a country where they impose the death penalty for 46 different crimes, many of them non-violent. As a result, over 99.0% of the country is vaccinated with measles vaccine, a level high enough to supposedly achieve ‘herd immunity’, yet there are still up to 17.2% of measles cases per million people. Clearly, applying observations about natural disease processes that were published in the 1930’s to artificial vaccination simply does not work.
Source: PLoS One. 2014; 9(2): e89361.