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Should pregnant women get a mumps vaccine?

Pregnant women or women who plan to become pregnant within the next month are generally advised to avoid getting a mumps vaccine. Women who intend to have children should be fully vaccinated against mumps at least four weeks before they begin trying to get pregnant. Getting vaccinated against mumps while you are pregnant could compromise the health of your fetus.

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