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Mumps in Auckland


Health professionals, for more information
contact ARPHS on 09 623 4600

For more help or information
call Healthline at 0800 611 116 
Healthline has translation services available 24/7

This page contains information on mumps plus a host of resources for the public, educational institutions, healthcare workers and health professionals.

Low vaccination rates have lead to mumps outbreaks in previous years, especially in 2017. Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is concerned not enough young Aucklanders are immunised.

“The majority of previous cases were aged 10 to 29 years as this age group has had lower than average immunisation rates,“ says Clinical Director, Dr Julia Peters.  Around 80 percent of the current cases were not fully vaccinated.

“Most people recover from mumps however some individuals can develop rare complications which we have already seen this year. I urge parents to check with their doctors to ensure their families’ measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccinations are up to date.  Vaccination is free,” says Dr Peters.

If you are concerned about mumps please call Healthline for advice on 0800 611 116. Healthline has translation services available 24/7.


Information and resources

General mumps information

For people with mumps and their contacts

For early childhood centres

For educational institutions

For healthcare workers

For health professionals


Media releases

Graphic resources

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