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Doctor insights on: Rubella Vaccines

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Can you let me know how many rubella vaccines should be taken in my life?

Can you let me know how many rubella vaccines should be taken in my life?

Two Doses: The vaccine comes as combined MMR now w/ the rubella portion (german measles mixed w/ mumps & measles) in 1989, young people in the usa, began getting 2 doses of MMR after increased outbreaks erupted on single dose regimen. Single dosing not protective enough. Those born before 1956 may have natural immunity. If born between 1957-1970's, you may have had only the single series & be at risk. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Bernstein
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Rubella (Definition)

Rubella is generally a benign communicable exanthematous disease. The major complication of rubella is its teratogenic effects when pregnant women contract the disease, especially in the early weeks of gestation. Because of the successful immunization program in the US since 1969, rubella infection and congenital rubella syndrome ...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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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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German Measles (Definition)

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