In the wake of yesterday's measles "emergency" declaration in Rockland County, New York that prompted the county to implement the nation's first ban on unvaccinated children from appearing in public places, news reports out of Philadelphia today reveal that over 100 students have been infected with mumps, in spite of the fact that almost all of the students have been vaccinated against it. Ironically, it is the same vaccine, the MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) vaccine that is being mandated in Rockland County to fight measles. ABC6 in Philadelphia reports: "Temple University will hold the first of two scheduled vaccination clinics Wednesday, as the number of mumps cases affecting the campus community continues to rise. There are now 105 cases, 18 confirmed, and the rest are probable. It's also important to note, most of those who got the mumps were vaccinated. Doctors say MMR vaccine often weakens as people hit their teens or early 20s, but the best defense against the spread is the vaccine." The fact that doctors are admitting that the MMR vaccine "weakens" as children become teens and adults in their early 20s, calls into question the rationale being used in Rockland County, New York to only require children under the age of 18 to receive the MMR vaccine and banning them from public places, but not adults. Perhaps an even bigger concern about these mass MMR vaccination efforts is whether or not those just vaccinated are themselves spreading the diseases of mumps and measles, since it is a "live" vaccine? Do people receiving the MMR vaccine know that brain injuries and death are known side effects? As a service to the public, Health Impact News is going to publish the information from Merck's MMR vaccine insert, which is public knowledge and is on the FDA.gov website. This information is required by law to be given to individuals prior to vaccination, but we are concerned that it may not be.