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About The Mumps Vaccine

The MMR vaccine is part of the routine vaccination program in Ontario. You need two doses to be fully protected. If you were born between 1970 and 1991, you probably only received one dose of the vaccine and may not be fully protected from mumps.

Do I need a mumps catch-up vaccination?

Side effects

The most common side effect of the MMR vaccine is mild redness, swelling and pain at the injection site. The MMR vaccine may cause a rash and/or fever beginning five to 12 days after vaccination, which can last for a few days. Allergic reactions and other serious reactions to the MMR vaccine are rare.

The MMR vaccine is safe for most people. You should not get the vaccine if:

Learn where to get the mumps vaccine

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Call ServiceOntario, Infoline at 1-866-532-3161
In Toronto, 416-314-5518
TTY 1-800-387-5559
In Toronto, TTY 416-327-4282
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