Rubella Vaccination Necessity And Contraindications

Rubella is not a dangerous disease but it can lead to severe consequences for pregnant women.

• To the birth of children with congenital defects of internals (liver, spleen, central nervous system, etc.) and external organs (hearing and sight)

• Pre-natal death of the child.

After the woman has been vaccinated against rubella contraceptives are prescribed to her for three months. In case the woman became pregnant it is not obligatory to interrupt pregnancy as in this case the risk to get congenital rubella which can be caused by vaccine strain is equal to 2%.

Rubella vaccination should not be done after application of immunoglobulin or transfusion of blood preparations, and also after treatment with hormones and preparations suppressing reproduction of cells. Vaccination can be made only three months later.

Contraindications against rubella vaccination:

• Immunodeficiency state;

• Treatment with hormones for a long time;

• Treatment with cytostatic;

• Irradiating therapy;

• Allergic reactions to Neomycin;

• Pregnancy;

• Viral infections (ARD) and any acute infectious diseases.

Rubella vaccine is applied for the patients with HIV infection together with vaccines of measles and parotitis. Rubella vaccination can also be injected together with a combination of vaccines of other infectious diseases. Vaccine is applied either intramuscularly or hypodermically. After the vaccination of rubella side effects which represent mild clinical course of disease can be manifested.