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Is it possible to get mumps even if you were vaccinated when you were a child?

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Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Vaccines have decreased illness rates dramatically, but there are some people who don't respond to vaccines and are still susceptible.
This is one reason that a large percentage of the population needs to be immunized to make a dent in the transmission of a disease. Herd immunity protects if the immunizations aren't effective. (if others in the herd don't have mumps, you won't get mumps.).

In brief: Yes

Vaccines have decreased illness rates dramatically, but there are some people who don't respond to vaccines and are still susceptible.
This is one reason that a large percentage of the population needs to be immunized to make a dent in the transmission of a disease. Herd immunity protects if the immunizations aren't effective. (if others in the herd don't have mumps, you won't get mumps.).
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It is possible to get mumps despite being vaccinated.
This is because the antibodies that one develops from being vaccinated can diminish over time. Additionally, some infections can mutate thus causing the vaccine to be less effective. Generally, the disease one gets, despite being vaccinated, is less severe and shorter in length of infection.

In brief: Yes

It is possible to get mumps despite being vaccinated.
This is because the antibodies that one develops from being vaccinated can diminish over time. Additionally, some infections can mutate thus causing the vaccine to be less effective. Generally, the disease one gets, despite being vaccinated, is less severe and shorter in length of infection.
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