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A 20-year-old female asked:

Should i take my daughter of 2 months to the doctors to get her checked out for german measles? one family member has contracted german measles.

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Dr. Richard Roberts
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Not useful: Rubella vaccine should not be given earlier than 12 months of age.Rubella infection in children is usually a mild disease. If a woman develops rubella infection while pregnant, the effects on the developing fetus may be horrific. In the US, pregnant women are screened for immunity to Rubella, and are vaccinated if they are susceptible. Anyone in contact with your affected relative should beware.

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