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Mumps is a viral infection that is caused by the mumps virus. It is a contagious disease that can cause swelling and pain to the salivary glands. For more information about mumps, see HealthLinkBC File #14c Mumps.
There are two vaccines available in British Columbia that provide protection against mumps. The Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccine and the Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella (MMRV) vaccine. These are provided free as part of your child’s routine immunization schedule. It may also be provided free to certain older children or adults. For more information about the vaccines, see HealthLinkBC File #14a Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) Vaccine, HealthLinkBC File #14e Measles, Mumps, Rubella or Varicella (MMRV) Vaccine, or visit ImmunizeBC.
For more information about routine immunizations, visit HealthLink BC - B.C. Immunization Schedules.