vaccines, mumps was a common childhood disease. The most obvious sign
of mumps is swelling of the cheeks and jaw, which is caused by inflammation
in the salivary glands. Children with mumps usually also get a fever and
headache. Generally, mumps is a mild disease, but it does have its serious
mumps vaccine we use today was licensed in 1967, and is a live, attenuated
(weakened) vaccine. The number of reported cases has dropped from over
150,000 in 1968 to only 666 in 1998.
AAP Vaccine Recommendations
For healthcare providers seeking the most current status of AAP and CDC recommendations, please visit the Vaccine Status Table from Red Book Online. (Exit site)
- Current policy- AAP Red Book: Guidelines for Administration of Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine Log-in required, exit site)
Facts - What You Need to Know (PDF)
Why get vaccinated?
Who should get MMR vaccine and when?
Some people should not get MMR vaccine or should wait
- What are the risks from MMR vaccine?
- What if there is a moderate or severe reaction?
2006 Outbreak Information
On June 1, 2006, the CDC issued new recommendations for mumps vaccination in response
to an outbreak. (Exit Site)
Endorses CDC Recommendations (Exit Site)
Update: Multistate Outbreak of Mumps (5/2/06, Exit Site)
Last Updated: 7/13/2012