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How long does rubella vaccine last?

How long does rubella vaccine last?

Years: Most vaccine immunity lasts for 10-20 years. They immunity wanes over time. For some this will create a susceptibilty. The body has a remembering response (anamnestic) and for many when immunity wanes and the person is exposed to the illness then the anamnestic response will lead to a healthy immune response. Others may get the illness. Susceptibility can be reduced with a healthy lifestyle.

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I am 28 and just had the rubella vaccine. Is it absolutely necessary that I get a second shot next month?

I am 28 and just had the rubella vaccine. Is it absolutely necessary that I get a second shot next month?

Maybe not: If the vaccine is required in your state to attend school, then to avoid a second rubella vaccine, blood can be drawn to see if immunity is already established from the first vaccine. If you live in one of the 20 states that allow conscientious objection for vaccines, then none are required.

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I got the rubella vaccine on sept 4th 2012 I want to know when it's safe to get pregnant? Do I really have to wait 6 months before getting pregant?

No: On october 18, 2001, the advisory committee on immunization practices (acip) reviewed data from several sources indicating that no cases of congenital rubella syndrome (crs) had been identified among infants born to women who were vaccinated inadvertently against rubella within 3 months or early in pregnancy, and thus shortened its recommended period to avoid pregnancy to 28 days after vaccine.

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Is there any reason to get a rubella vaccine shot again?

Is there any reason to get a rubella vaccine shot again?

Depends: Women considering future pregnancies often have blood tests to evaluate for rubella immunity. When this is considered low, a rubella shot (the MMR in the US) is given to boost the protection. Rubella is a devastating disease if it infects a fetus, not so much for others.

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Would there be any reason to get the measles / mumps / rubella vaccine again?

Would there be any reason to get the measles / mumps / rubella vaccine again?

Why 2 MMR's: Actually the 2nd MMR is not given as a booster like all other vaccine series but because 15% of first MMR recipients are 'non responders' and the second dose is meant to catch those in that 15% group. Two MMR doses were found to catch most everyone where one dose missed. If you, instead, have serologic proof you responded to the first dose, repeat vaccine is not needed.

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Hello! I had 2 miscarriages (dnc) Now we are planning to get pregnant after three months so I want to prepare myself. I'd rubella vaccine 1 mnth bfr?

Good luck: Four weeks or more should be enough for planning pregnancy after a rubella live vaccine, and you are planning preganacy after 3 more months, good luck and hope you have a nice baby

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I never had the rubella vaccine and I might be pregnant. I think i’m pregnant, and I never had the rubella vaccine. Is it safe to get it now, to protect my unborn baby, or do I have to wait until after my pregnancy?

I never had the rubella vaccine and I might be pregnant. I think i’m pregnant, and I never had the rubella vaccine. Is it safe to get it now, to protect my unborn baby, or do I have to wait until after my pregnancy?

You: You should make an early appointment with your obstetrician to discuss this very important issue. It is good that you are thinking of this and are concerned about it. In general, women should wait at least one month to become pregnant after receiving live-virus vaccines. If the initial rubella test shows you are rubella non-immune, then you will be given the vaccine after delivery.

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If I already have got the rubella vaccine why my rubella IgG is negative?

If I already have got the rubella vaccine why my rubella IgG is negative?

Loss of Immunity: Over time the effect of the vaccine may decrease. This is measurable by checking your IgG level for rubella. A booster may be helpful at restoring your immunity, although it is debatable if it is needed.

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Can rubella vaccine cause viral mengitis 3 months later?

No: To my knowledge, this has never been reported. Possibly one of the other physicians on this panel may know otherwise.

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Do adults need boosters for rubella? I had a rubella vaccine as a child, but am traveling to an area of the world where it’s prevalent. Do I need some sort of booster, or am I still immune? .

Do adults need boosters for rubella? I had a rubella vaccine as a child, but am traveling to an area of the world where it’s prevalent. Do I need some sort of booster, or am I still immune? .

Maybe: Vaccines produce long term immunity to many viral illnesses but some like the rubella, may not hold at a protective level. The MMR which is the main rubella vaccine in the US since the late 70's, did not get a childhood booster dose routinely until the 90's, after clusters of cases on college campuses. Now OB's routinely check rubella antibodies on women to make sure their level is okay. Get a test.

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Who created the measles and rubella vaccine?

Measles vaccine was: Measle vaccine was invented in 1953 by john franklin enders, and jonas buttococking invented rubella vaccine in 1960s.

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I had a rubella vaccine 10 yr ago so am I still vaccinated?

I had a rubella vaccine 10 yr ago so am I still vaccinated?

Yes: Two doses of rubella vaccine is currently recommended. Second dose is generally to boost the protective antibody level already worn down with time.

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How come my rubella IgG is negative but I know that I had taken my rubella vaccine?

Vaccine was ineffeci: If you had the vaccine and antibodies to rubella are negative, that means the vaccine was not effective and you need to be revaccinated.

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What is the time duration that we have to wait to plan a pregnancy after taking the rubella vaccine?

What is the time duration that we have to wait to plan a pregnancy after taking the rubella vaccine?

Rubella: It is recommended that you wait 3 months before trying to get pregnant following rubella vaccination.

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I need proof of vaccinations in order to attend college. However, I can not verify my rubella vaccine. What can I do?

I need proof of vaccinations in order to attend college. However, I can not verify my rubella vaccine. What can I do?

Titers: If you do not have documentation of your rubella vaccination, you can have a blood test done to determine your "titers". This will show if you have adequate levels of antibodies against rubella and prove that you are immune. Colleges will usually accept this as proof of immunity.

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Is rubella vaccine completely safe for mom when breastfeeding newborn?

Is rubella vaccine completely safe for mom when breastfeeding newborn?

Yes: "The use of rubella virus vaccine in breastfeeding mothers has not been associated with adverse outcome." See: Medications and mothers Milk, Hale, T, 15th ed, 2012

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Who discovered the rubella vaccine?

Many investigators..: Were involved in the work that culminated in the availability of the rubella vaccine in 1969. Among them were maurice hilleman and dorothy horstmann.

Dr. Mark Diamond
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