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Can rubella vaccine cause viral mengitis 3 months later?

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Dr. Armando Russo
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: No

To my knowledge, this has never been reported.
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In brief: No

To my knowledge, this has never been reported.
Possibly one of the other physicians on this panel may know otherwise.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: No

Any side effects of the rubella vaccine would be apparent within the three weeks after administration.
Joint discomfort (transient) is the more common side effect in adults (women). A viral meningitis 3 months later would arise from a separate exposure & is usually a enterovirus or gut virus. This is easily confirmed by PCR on spinal fluid sample.

In brief: No

Any side effects of the rubella vaccine would be apparent within the three weeks after administration.
Joint discomfort (transient) is the more common side effect in adults (women). A viral meningitis 3 months later would arise from a separate exposure & is usually a enterovirus or gut virus. This is easily confirmed by PCR on spinal fluid sample.
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