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How long should I wait to conceive after Rubella immunization? I heard about 28 days, 1 months, 2 months and 3 months. What is the truth?

How long should I wait to conceive after Rubella immunization? I heard about 28 days, 1 months, 2 months and 3 months. What is the truth?

28 days recommended: The guidebook used by most physicians cites 28 days. Even when conception has occurred earlier, no case of congenital rubella defects has been recorded so accidental administration within that window is not considered a valid reason for termination. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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German Measles (Definition)

German measles is also known as Rubella. German measles, also called rubella, is a viral infection that often causes a rash spreading from the face to the rest of the body, as well as fever, headache, and runny nose. Infection during pregnancy can cause severe birth defects or ...Read more


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Can a child still get rubella after an MMR immunization?

Rarely: The MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine is commonly given at 12 months of age with a booster prior to kindergarten entry. Following the first dose of mmr, about 95% of recipients will have protection against rubella. The booster is intended to produce immunity in those who did not respond to the first dose. As such, the risk of acquiring rubella in a vaccinated child is rare. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get one IgG titer for MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and varicella if i don't have my immunization card?

Is it possible to get one IgG titer for MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and varicella if i don't have my immunization card?

Separate issues: There are lab tests available for each of the four agents you listed. Contact your pcp to see if they can be drawn at their office or at a separate lab site. ...Read more

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Can bloodtest reveal I took BCG, Polio, Measles, Rubella, Meningitis(Quadrivalent) and HepatitisB vaccines? I can't seem to find my immunization card.

Yes: You can get blood drawn to check for antibody titres for these diseases. If you have been immunized there will be a positive titre, if not it will be negative and you can get the booster. ...Read more

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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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Are you immune to rubella, measles, mumps if you received the MMR vaccine twice at age one and age six?

Vast majority are: This probably protects upwards of 95% of the population. However, due to the significance of rubella in pregnancy, OB's generally test for rubella immunity in all their prospective mothers so they can receive a booster if needed. ...Read more

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When should one get vaccine for rubella?

When should one  get  vaccine for rubella?

MMR at 1 and 4 years: The MMR shot (or measles, mumps and rubella shot) is indicated as a two dose series, given at least months apart after the age of 1 yo. Standard is that its given after 1 yo and then again at 4 yo. Adults can receive it anytime if previously unvaccinated or proven non-immune. The m, m and r components no longer come as separate shots at all, and must be given together as mmr. ...Read more

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

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

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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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Dr. Peter Bernstein
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Rubella (Definition)

Rubella is 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


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if the virulent, ...Read more