If you were born between 1970 and 1991, you may benefit from receiving a free mumps immunization from the Ontario Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care.
You probably only received one vaccine and to reduce your risk for mumps, you should consider a second immunization. Mumps can have serious complications. There have been outbreaks of mumps in four other provinces and infections may be on the rise in Ontario.
Check your vaccination record, or ask your parents to check, you can contact the public health unit closest to where you last attended secondary school. They will likely have a copy of your immunization records.
Where to get a mumps vaccination:
March 4, from 11am to 5pm at the Keele campus. The clinic will be held in the Bear Pit in Central Square.
March 5, from 11am to 3pm at the Glendon Campus. The clinic will be held in the Breezeway.
The clinics are free, no registration is required and no appointments are necessary.
Do I need it?
- You know you have never been vaccinated.
- You have received only one dose of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine.
- You are unsure whether you have received one or two doses of MMR vaccine.
- You are sure that you have received two MMR vaccinations.
- You have already been infected with the mumps virus.
Click here to learn more about the mumps.