Rubella

The Disease

When children get rubella, it is usually a mild disease with a slight fever that lasts for about 24 hours and a rash on the face and neck that lasts two or three days. It can have serious consequences for pregnant women.

 

The Immunization

Rubella vaccine was first licensed in the U.S. in 1969, and the vaccine we use today was licensed in 1979. It is a live, attenuated (weakened) vaccine.

 

AAP Vaccine Recommendations

 

Quick Facts - What You Need to Know (PDF)

  • Why get vaccinated?
  • Who should get MMR vaccine and when?
  • Some people should not get MMR vaccine or should wait
  • What are the risks from MMR vaccine?
  • What if there is a moderate or severe reaction?

 

Other Resources

 

Last Updated: 7/13/2012

 




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