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Should I get the mumps vaccine?

If you were born in 1957 or after, you should get the mumps vaccine. One dose should be enough unless you work in a healthcare facility and need two to protect yourself. If you had mumps as a child, or if you can prove that you were vaccinated, you may not need to get the mumps vaccine. Talk to your doctor about whether or not you require a vaccine. However, in the US mumps vaccine is available only in two combination products: one with measles and rubella and the other with measles, rubella and varicella vaccines.

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