Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Hilda | 2011/07/25

Q.

Mumps in children

My daughter is 2years 9months she had her MMR vaccine when she was 15months. She has mumps that we noticed 4days back and took her to the doctor. I am now wondering whether I should take her for another vaccine immdediately when the mumps go away.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is unusual for a child who has had the MMR to still get mumps, but this may sometimes happen.Once your little girl has had an actual mumps infection she will develop a natural immunity to mumps so there is no need for her to have another vaccination.

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