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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.

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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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The rubella vaccine is combined with the measles and mumps vaccine (the MMR vaccine).  You can get the MMR vaccine for free from your local public health unit.  Some pharmacies will also have the free vaccine.

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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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