After Mumps Outbreak, Temple to Require New Students to Get Vaccinated

Temple University will begin requiring new students to be vaccinated against mumps after a recent outbreak of the viral disease.

Mark Denys,Temple’s director of student health services, told WHYY that the school has reported at least 15 cases of mumps on its campus since late February. As as preventive measure against future outbreaks, he said, a new policy will require all incoming freshman to be up to date on the MMR vaccination series, which has been found to be most effective at treating measles, mumps, and rubella.

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