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

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Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine
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In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
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