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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. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What is measles mumps and rubella vaccine?

A vaccine: This is a vaccine that helps protects against measles, mumps and german measles. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What will happen if I don't take rubella vaccine?

What will happen if I don't take rubella vaccine?

Depends: In the past decade we have seen much fear mongering about vaccines and many avoiding them for themselves and their kids. Preventable diseases that were declining are returning in clusters around the country. Rubella is not a specifically harsh disease to adult or older kid. However, if you have it in pregnancy, baby can abort or become deaf, mute and blind. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: rubella vaccine?

Vaccine for rubella: A vaccine designed to prevent rubella, or german measles which has devastating consequences for newborns (e.G deafness, mental retardation etc) whose mother get infected during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can the rubella vaccine cause autism? I’ve heard stories about the MMR vaccine, which includes rubella, can cause autism or other problems. Is there any evidence that this could be true?

Can the rubella vaccine cause autism? I’ve heard stories about the MMR vaccine, which includes rubella, can cause autism or other problems. Is there any evidence that this could be true?

In: In 1998, a doctor by the name of andrew wakefield published a study in the lancet journal implicating a relationship between the MMR vaccine and autism. Wakefield's study was found to be fraudulent, the data was manipulated and the study was retracted by the lancet in 2004. Dr. Wakefield even had his medical license revoked for unethical practices.

After this study was published in 1998, it spurred tons of research looking in to whether the relationship between vaccines and autism could be true. There have been well over 100 large-scale studies and evidence reviews looking at the relationship between vaccines and autism and every single one of those studies has shown that vaccines (including the mmr) do not cause autism.

Below, I've linked to 3 websites that discuss this controversy and the research involved in-depth. I will also add that I vaccinated my own child on the schedule recommended by the center for disease control and american academy of pediatrics without any hesitation. ...Read more

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Is getting MMR shot 1 month and 13 days before pregnancy safe to baby? Actually I got rubella vaccine when I was child am I immune to this MMR?

Yes: Many ob's will do a rubella antibody test to see if your childhood vaccine has actually kept you immune. Years ago when only one was given, as many as 5-10% may not have been fully protected. The issue is so important a repeat is considered proper if your levels are low. The shot does its thing in the first 2wks after its given so 6 weeks out you have no reason to worry about it. ...Read more

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I had miscarriage 2 times, rubella was positive. Doctor has given rubella vaccine. Is it really required? Will it halm to body/create problem?

Were you actively: Infected with rubella while pregnant or were you non-immune? Congenital rubella causes intellectual disability & autism, not the vaccine. Start 400? g of Folic Acid daily now, so your folate (folic acid) levels will be normal at time of conception & be tested for mthfr gene variants. If you had 2 1st-trimester ab's, seek pre-pregnancy genetic testing & counselling to assess risk for other possible issues. ...Read more

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I was injected by rubella vaccine before three months. My period got irregular frm pst 2months. We tried to conceive ths tym. But im 10dy late n negative?

I was injected by rubella vaccine before three months. My period got irregular frm pst 2months. We tried to conceive ths tym. But im 10dy late n negative?

Rubella: This was done because you likely tested negative. It will not affect your cycles. If you are not pregnant your cycles are irregular for some other reason. Recheck a pregnancy test in 1 week and if still negative follow up with your doctor. All the best. ...Read more

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My doctor gave me through rubella vaccine and chicken pox vaccine at the same time. I read on some fact sheet that it shouldn't be. Is this ok?

My doctor gave me through rubella vaccine and chicken pox vaccine at the same time. I read on some fact sheet that it shouldn't be. Is this ok?

Sure, no problem!: Most vaccines can be given together. For example, the routine kindergarten shots are: measles/mumps/rubella, chickenpox, polio, diphtheria/tetanus/whoopingcough. . . Which equals 4 injections (2 in each arm) at the same office visit. ...Read more

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How come a fertility specialist recommend the rubella vaccine?

Babies safety: During an evaluation the specialist will often run tests that verify any vulnerabilities you have that would affect a pregnancy. If you show no antibodies to rubella, then you are at risk of having the disease. Since rubella can cause profound birth defects & or a miscarriage if experienced during pregnancy, having the vaccine is a reasonable choice to prepare you for any future pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can one get rubella after a vaccine? What are the chances of a vaccinated individual getting rubella?

Possibly: 5% of people do not respond to the 1st dose of MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine. A 2nd dose is thus given to catch this small group of non responders. Unlike other vaccines then, the second dose is not a booster--it is another chance for those 5 % who did not make antibodies the first time. If you were a non responder exposed to rubella after your first dose--you could catch the disease! ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


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Rubella (Definition)

An infectious disease caused by a virus. It is also known as German measles or three-day measles. Symptoms include an initial flu-like illness followed by a rash on the face that spreads to the trunk and limbs. An ...Read more