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The mumps vaccine is combined with the measles and rubella vaccine (MMR vaccine). Please contact a local health unit and ask to speak to a Public Health Nurse who can review your immunization history to see if you qualify for publicly funded (free) vaccine. If not, you may purchase MMR vaccine from a pharmacy or travel clinic.Read Full Answer
Individuals who have documentation of having received one dose of a rubella-containing vaccine are considered to be immune, and testing for immunity is not routinely recommended.Read Full Answer
In 1986, only one dose of MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) was offered to children 12 months of age and older. In 1996, a 2nd dose of MMR vaccine was introduced at 18 months as part of the routine schedule.Read Full Answer
You can find mumps vaccine recommendations on our mumps page. If you are unsure if your immunizations are up-to-date, we recommend that your follow up with your health care provider to have your record reviewed and any missing vaccines provided.
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