Rubella Vaccine

Everything you need to know about the Rubella vaccine

Basic information

Basic information about Rubella.

Rubella is also termed as German measles. It can cause swelling in the glands behind the ears, mild rash on the face, swelling of small joints and low-grade fever. Most of the children recover quickly but if any pregnant woman suffers from this disease, the results can be devastating. If this happens in the first trimester then there is a 20% chance of her child being born with a birth defect.


Common symptoms of Rubella.

Rubella can have serious consequences for pregnant women. Common symptoms include swollen glands, tiredness, red rash around the neck and ears, joint pain and fever.


How to prevent Rubella infection.

The best way to prevent these diseases is with the help of the MMR vaccine. Adults should get a booster shot of the same. The second shot of booster vaccine should be given to adults who have been recently exposed to measles or been vaccinated before with killed measles vaccine. If you are allergic to gelatin or neomycin and have any other allergic issue, the vaccine should be avoided.


Treatment of Rubella infection.

To treat Rubella, avoid going out of the house for 4-5 days until the disease cures.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

This sections answers some of the most common questions regarding Rubella.

Q. Is it curable?

Yes, the diseases can be cured with proper treatment and medication.

Q. Is it life-threatening?

Rubella is not life threatening for adults but for some adult women, it may infrequently cause symptoms like stiffness and pain.

Q. Is it contagious?

Yes, Rubella is a contagious diseases.

Q. Is it possible to take other vaccines at the same time?

Yes, it is possible to take any other vaccine at the same time.

Q. Is it recommended for pregnant women?

Yes, it is highly recommended for pregnant women as it can strongly affect the birth of the child.

Q. At what age should it be taken?

Adults of any age can receive the MMR vaccine.