A 9-year-old female asked:
can you catch mumps if you have been fully vaccinated? what is the likely hood?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Randy Baker answered
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes, it depends: The mumps vaccine isn't all that effective; after a single dose about 75% of people are protected; after a second dose about 85% are protected. But this does not mean there is a 15% chance of getting mumps as one first has to be exposed which is unlikely. But even if one gets mumps it's generally a mild, benign self-limited illness. Women who have had mumps have a lower risk of ovarian cancer!
Answered on Nov 29, 2017
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