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Taking precautions against mumps

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The Tulsa Health Department recently confirmed a mumps outbreak in Tulsa County, specifically in Owasso. While there are NO confirmed cases at Broken Arrow Public Schools, the district’s health services division is closely monitoring the situation.

As a precaution, a vaccine is available to protect children against mumps. The Tulsa Health Department is recommending that parents follow-up with their child’s healthcare provider to determine if the child is up-to-date on their mumps vaccination. Children that need to receive the mumps vaccine may get the vaccine from their healthcare provider or the Tulsa Health Department.

For more information about mumps, its causes and symptoms, please visit the Tulsa County Health Department’s website at www.tulsa-health.org.