Mumps can cause serious illness,
especially in adults. If you and your family are traveling to a country where
mumps infections are still common, it is best to check your
You are considered
immune if you have had the recommended doses of the measles, mumps, and rubella
(MMR) vaccine, had a past diagnosis of the mumps by a doctor, or have lab
evidence of immunity. If none of these apply, check with your doctor or local
immunization clinic to see if the MMR vaccine is recommended before you
For more information about safe travel, see the topic Travel Health.
Primary Medical Reviewer
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics
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