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Can rubella be prevented?

Yes, a rubella vaccine is available and given routinely to children, usually from 12 months of age, as part of the childhood immunization program. The vaccine is also available for older children and adults but it is not recommended for pregnant women.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 19 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 17 Oct 2018
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Category: Measles


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