Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Kinnie | 2008/10/22

Q.

German measles vaccine

Hi Doc
Is is true that the vaccine against German measles lasts only for 5 years?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The Rubella vaccination forms part of the MMR. The Rubella vaccination is very effective and long lasting. A booster is required at 6 years which should then provide life long immunity against German measles [Rubella]

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