The mumps vaccine is a live, attenuated vaccine it is given as part of the MMR vaccine, which protects against measles, mumps, and rubella (German measles) .This vaccine is given by subcutaneous injection, i.e., the vaccine is deposited just under the skin and not deep into the muscle.
Recommended age of administration:
• The first dose should be given between 12-15 months.
• The second dose is usually given when the child is 12 years old (female).
The MMR vaccine should not be given to people who have:
• An allergy to gelatin or the antibiotic neomycin serious enough to require medical treatment.
• A weakened immune system due to certain cancers, HIV, steroid drugs, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or other immunosuppressant drugs.
• Pregnant women should not receive this vaccine.