What is the rubella vaccine used for?
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Accordingly, what is the purpose of rubella vaccine?
The rubella vaccine is a live vaccine (Meruvax II) that is used to prevent rubella infection (German measles). Rubella is a highly contagious disease that is caused by a virus. The measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine is a single injection that contains all three vaccines, providing protection from all three infections.
Also Know, is the rubella vaccine necessary? Children should be vaccinated against rubella to protect them from infection and to prevent them from spreading rubella to a pregnant woman and her unborn baby, as well those who cannot get vaccinated because they have a health condition or are too young.
Subsequently, one may also ask, what does the rubella vaccine prevent?
One dose of the MMR vaccine is about 97% effective at preventing rubella. Children may also get MMRV vaccine, which protects against measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella (chickenpox). This vaccine is only licensed for use in children who are 12 months through 12 years of age.
What's in the rubella vaccine?
The rubella vaccine is a live attenuated vaccine. It is available either by itself or in combination with other vaccines. Combinations include with measles (MR vaccine), measles and mumps vaccine (MMR vaccine) and measles, mumps and varicella vaccine (MMRV vaccine).