Mumps

Mumps is a contagious disease caused by a virus. It spreads easily through coughing and sneezing. There is no cure for mumps, and it can cause long-term health problems. The MMR vaccine protects against mumps. 

Learn more about mumps and the vaccine that prevents it.

Resources

Adolescent Vaccination Recommendation: MMR

adolescentvaccination.org

Mumps

In-depth information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Academy of Pediatrics

Mumps - Information for Parents

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Academy of Pediatrics

Paperas

Mumps information in Spanish for parents from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Academy of Pediatrics

Understanding MMR Vaccine Safety

Questions and Answers from the CDC