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How often and what ages are the Mumps Vaccinations? And as

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How often and what ages are the Mumps Vaccinations? And as an Adult should I have had them and do I need another one? my daughter has a VB game this weekend and her school has had an outbreak and they are asking if all the guest are current on their mump vaccines and I have no idea or when I need or if I need them as an adult? and how often my young adult children need them
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 3 months ago.

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Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 3 months ago.

Mumps vaccine is generally given as the MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) at 12-15 months and again before starting kindergarten.

Anyone 18 years or older needs an additional fresh mumps vaccine, either the single vaccine if they can prove they had MMR as children or the combo vaccine. So it's best that you have the vaccine. If your kids didn't get another injection before college, they should have it as well.

Here is a great chart that shows what immunizations adults (considered those aver 18) should have:

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/downloads/adult/adult-schedule-easy-read.pdf

Please let me know if you need additional information.

Kind regards,

NP Schuyler

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Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 3 months ago.

Hello,

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Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 3 months ago.

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