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When should one get vaccine for rubella?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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In brief: Before pregnancy

It's part of the routine MMR childhood vaccine (measles, mumps and rubella).
This is typically given in the 2nd year of life followed by a booster later in childhood. If you are a woman who plans to be pregnant, it's important to know if you are immune to rubella since infection during pregnancy can lead to infection in the newborn which is associated with severe problems.

In brief: Before pregnancy

It's part of the routine MMR childhood vaccine (measles, mumps and rubella).
This is typically given in the 2nd year of life followed by a booster later in childhood. If you are a woman who plans to be pregnant, it's important to know if you are immune to rubella since infection during pregnancy can lead to infection in the newborn which is associated with severe problems.
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