The best way to prevent mumps is for all children to be fully vaccinated on time. There are two combination vaccines used to prevent mumps: measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine and measles-mumps-rubella-varicella (MMRV) vaccine.
Fact sheet with general information about mumps including symptoms, complications, tests, and treatment.
- Mumps Disease Questions and Answers
Basic information about mumps from the CDC. Attention: Non-MDH link
- Parents’ Guide to Childhood Immunization: Mumps (PDF: 289KB/2 pages)
CDC information for parents on mumps and mumps vaccination. Attention: Non-MDH link
- Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Vaccines: What You Need to Know
CDC Vaccine Information Statement (VIS); includes a description of the disease, who should get the vaccine and when, who should not be vaccinated, and potential side effects. Attention: Non-MDH link
- Mumps Vaccine Questions and Answers
Questions and answers for parents and healthcare professionals about mumps vaccination. Attention: Non-MDH link