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Mumps Update

There has been a significant increase in cases of mumps in UCD You need two MMR vaccines to prevent mumps. If you are under 25 you may have had only one vaccine. Please check and if you are not sure, students are strongly advised to come into the Student Health Service for a free MMR vaccination.

The mumps virus is spread from person to person by kissing, coughs and sneezes.

Mumps causes fever, headache and usually painful swollen salivary glands with swollen cheeks or jaws.

Complications may cause inflammation of the testicles and ovaries. Sterility occurs very rarely. Meningitis and deafness have also been reported in some cases.

Students with Mumps must stay out of college for five days

Please call into the Student Health Service if you are not sure what to do or telephone 716 3133 for more information.

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Appointment Times


General Opening Hours
Monday - Friday
9.30am - 12.30pm
2.00pm - 4.30pm

Nurse Appointments:
Monday - Thursday
9.30am -12.00pm
2.00pm - 4.00pm

Additional Clinics In Term:
By Appointment only

Monday & Thursday Ev. 5pm to 6.30 pm

Tuesday & Thursday early morning clinic at 8.30am.