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What is it and how do we get it:

Mumps is due to an infection by the mumps virus. It can be transmitted by respiratory secretions (e.g. saliva) from a person already affected with the condition.

Symptoms of MUMPS:

The symptoms of mumps usually develop 14 to 25 days after becoming infected.Swelling of the parotid glands is the most common symptom of mumps. The parotid glands are a pair of glands responsible for producing saliva. They're located in either side of your face, just below your ears. Other symptoms include cold and flu like symptoms.

Mumps, is highly infectious conditions that can have serious, and potentially fatal, complications, including meningitis, swelling of the brain (encephalitis) and deafness.

Childhood/ Routine Immunization program in the United Kingdom:

It is given in two doses – the first when the child is one year old, followed by a second booster dose before they start school, at three years and four months ( so, in total 2 doses). Mumps vaccine is given in the form of MMR vaccination containing other antigens i.e Rubella and Measles.

Travellers going to destinations with Mumps outbreaks:

Travellers who had 2 full doses before You are good to go but depending on destination you might want to have a booster
Travellers who had only 1 dose before Should have an extra dose before departure
Travellers not sure if they had any doses before They should be given 2 doses each one month apart
Travellers not sure if they had any doses before and they can’t wait one month to receive two full doses They should get the initial dose, and even though it doesn’t give them maximum protection, but at least it is better than receiving nothing

Inclusion and Exclusion list:

For patients above age of 1. There are inclusion and exclusion list that will be discussed with you during your appointment. You will be asked to fill in an assessment form with all your vaccination history details as well as any medical condition. Also we will go through any allergic reactions you might have. You can download the form here or fill it in during your appointment.

Name of the Vaccines subject to availabilities:

Name of the Vaccine Type of Vaccine Schedule (see notes above) Price per schedule including consultation
Priorix Live Attenuated 2 doses £56
MMRVAXPRO Live Attenuated 2 doses £56

Side effects:

Injection site reactions are common and include redness, pain and swelling. Other common adverse effects include upper respiratory tract infection, malaise, rash, pain and fever. Please read the Patient Information Leaflet given to you at the end of your session.

This vaccine is contraindicated for pregnant women.

Please visit http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/destinations.aspx, after putting your destinations, this website will advise you which vaccines are needed. This website is regularly updated and is authorised by NHS.

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