Temple University hosts free mumps vaccine clinics amid outbreak

Temple University will be hosting free mumps vaccine clinics Wednesday in an effort to combat the recent outbreak at the school.

Tuesday, the school announced the number of probable cases had grown to 105 with a total of 18 cases having been confirmed.

The clinics will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Great Court at Mitten Hall on 1913 North Broad Street.

Students, faculty and staff will be eligible for free MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccination.

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"Mumps vaccine, given as MMR vaccine, is the best way to prevent infection," said the university in a press release.

"The two-dose series is usually given at one and four years of age, but immunity may wane over time. A third dose, or booster, of MMR vaccine can be given during mumps outbreaks to boost immunity and prevent continued transmission of disease."

Clinics will also be held at the school on Friday at the same time and location.