Adolescents and adults who have been incompletely vaccinated or do not have evidence of immunity to mumps are recommended to receive mumps-containing vaccine. See Catch-up vaccination for more details, including minimum intervals between doses.
Review vaccination records for all adolescents and young adults to ensure that they have received 2 doses of mumps-containing vaccine. See Epidemiology.
Adolescents and adults who are at risk of acquiring mumps during an outbreak can receive a 3rd dose of mumps-containing vaccine to maintain protection.
People aged ≥14 years are not recommended to receive MMRV vaccine
MMRV vaccine is not recommended for use in people ≥14 years of age. No data are available on safety, immunogenicity or efficacy in this age group.
If a person ≥14 years of age is inadvertently given a dose of MMRV vaccine, this dose does not need to be repeated.
The Department of Health and Aged Care acknowledges First Nations peoples as the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to all Elders both past and present.