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Mumps

If you think you may have mumps, please remain away from campus and ring the Student Health Centre (061 202 534) if you wish to speak to one of the medical team for advice regarding your symptoms. Alternatively, please attend your own GP or a GP off campus.

The best way to prevent catching mumps is to be immunised with the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. The MMR vaccine can be given at any age and all students starting third level college, particularly those aged 17-24 years, are recommended two doses of the MMR vaccine.

The Student Health Centre will provide a limited number of vaccines to those who have not had 2 doses as a child and wish to avail of it.  The vaccine is free and the only cost will be the doctor consultation fee of €25. Appointments can be made by telephoning 061 202 534.  You will need to provide your PPS number.

Detailed information regarding mumps can be viewed on the HSE website:- 

www.hse.ie/eng/health/az/m/mumps/symptoms-of-mumps.html
http://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/vaccinepreventable/mumps/factsheets/

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