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The MMR vaccine protects against measles, mumps and rubella.  You can find more information on the MMR vaccine in the HealthLinkBC File: Measles, Mumps,Rubella (MMR) Vaccine

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You can find information on mumps vaccine recommendations on our mumps page. To be considered valid the dose(s) must be given at 12 months of age and older. 

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The mumps vaccine is combined with the measles and rubella vaccine (MMR vaccine).

It is recommended that children receive two doses of the MMR vaccine as per the routine schedule.  

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The mumps vaccine is combined with the measles and rubella vaccine (MMR vaccine).  People born in BC in 1998 and 2000 would have likely been offered two doses of the MMR vaccine as part of their routine immunizations. 

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The provincial mumps vaccine recommendations are outlined below. These recommendations may be different for select populations (for example, health care workers) and in outbreak situations.

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