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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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can bloodtest reveal I took BCG, Polio, Measles, Rubella, Meningitis(Quadrivalent) and HepatitisB vaccines? I can't seem to find my immunization card.
Is it safe to take BCG, Polio, Measles, Rubella, Meningitis (Quadrivalent) and Hepatitis B vaccines again? I can't seem to find my immunization card.
Yes: Its better to be vaccinated then to be unprotected. best wishes Dr M ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer