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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. Peter Bernstein
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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


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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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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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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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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

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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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What is the death rate of rubella now, and what was it in the pre-vaccine days?

Rarely fatl pre/post: Rubella is a rather minor illness in most patients with 25-50% remaining asymptomatic. Rarely infections of the heart muscle or encephalitis were quite worrisome. Incidence has declined 99% with vaccines. The problem with rubella is with pregnancy. If acquired in pregnancy: miscarriage, blindness, deafness, liver failure, heart disease & mental retardation were often the tragic result. ...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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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If I test positive for a rubella infection, can that be effectively treated with a vaccine?

If I test positive for a rubella infection, can that be effectively treated with a vaccine?

No: A vaccine can only prevent, not treat, rubella. However, a "positive test" usually just indicates that one is already immune, either due to prior infection, or more commonly, prior vaccination. Fortunately, rubella is rare in the developed world due to near-universal vaccination of infants. ...Read more

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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 exposed to ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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