Mumps Vaccine Type | Usage | Precautions | Side Effects
- Mumps is an acute viral infection of parotid glands. It is caused by mumps virus, an RNA virus of the Paramxyoviridae family.
- It most commonly affects young children. Orchitis is a potentially serious complication which may lead to infertility.
- Mumps vaccine is used in combination with Measles and Rubella vaccines as MMR vaccine. Another vaccine available is MMRV (Measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella).
- See Measles vaccine for information regarding MMR and MMRV.
- See Measles vaccine.
- See Measles Vaccine.