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Thread: Rubella vaccination for girls
22nd September 2011 07:06 PM #1
Rubella vaccination for girls
One of the questions asked today at the Pregnancy and Parenting Network was "what are peoples views on the rubella vaccination for girls (the consequence of not being immunised)". Within the group there were a few women who were not vaccinated as children - interestingly all of them had a blood test as adults and found they were immune. So they had acquired natural immunity to rubella. Thoughts from the group included the point that rubella really only becomes an issue for pregnant women because of its consequences in the first trimester. You can have a blood test prior to conceiving and make an decision as an adult on whether or not to have the rubella vaccination. What are your views on this issue?