Mumps Vaccination Recommendations


  • For children under 6 years of age – 2 doses of MMR recommended:
    • One dose at 12-15 months of age (should not occur before the first birthday)
    • Second dose at 4-6 years of age
  • For children 7 to 18 years of age not previously vaccinated – 2 doses of MMR recommended:
    • One dose given at any time
    • Second dose given at least 4 weeks after the first dose
  • For adults born in 1957 or later – 1 dose of MMR recommended
  • For adults born in 1957 or later who are students in a postsecondary educational institution, work in a health care facility, or plan to travel internationally – 2 doses of MMR recommended
    • One dose given at any time
    • Second dose given at least 28 days after the first dose
  • For adults born before 1957 – no doses of MMR as they are considered immune to mumps*
    *If a person who was born before 1957 is a healthcare worker, it is recommended they be vaccinated with 2 doses of MMR vaccine

For more information about the mumps vaccination schedule, please refer to
https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/ and
https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/mmr/hcp/recommendations.html.

To inquire about receipt of the MMR vaccine, please contact your local health department or healthcare provider.