Since the beginning of 2019 many cases of mumps are being reported every week to the HSE. Most cases are teenagers and young adults, most cases are occurring among those aged 15-24 years of age. The highest number of cases are in those aged 18-19 years of age. All HSE regions of the country have been affected.
For further information on mumps visit
Current mumps situation http://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/vaccinepreventable/mumps/
Frequently asked questions mumps http://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/vaccinepreventable/mumps/factsheets/
HSE Press Release https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/news/media/pressrel/hse-offers-free-dose-of-mmr-vaccine-to-11-30-year-olds-as-cases-of-mumps-continue-to-rise.html
This page was added on 4 December 2019