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Background and Date of Approval

The Rubella vaccine contains a live attenuated virus. It belongs to the class of medications called immunological agents. It is used to prevent rubella.

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The rubella vaccine contains live attenuated rubella virus. The vaccine produces a modified, noncommunicable rubella infection and provides active immunity to rubella. It helps develop immunity by producing a mild infection. This type of infection does not cause any illness but stimulates the body’s immune system to produce antibodies against the rubella virus.

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Rubella Vaccine is used to prevent against rubella virus.

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Rubella vaccine will be administered to you by a doctor or other healthcare professional in a hospital setting. This medicine will be given subcutaneously (under your skin). Do not self-administer the injection.

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Avoid vaccination for at least 3 months after receiving blood or plasma transfusions. Do not receive this vaccine if you are pregnant or have an active infection and high fever.


Do not use this medicine if you are allergic to any virus or gelatin. This vaccine is not recommended for pregnant women. Inform your physician if you are using medicines that weaken the immune system. Inform your physician if you have a high fever, active infection, HIV or AIDS, blood problems, or any other medical conditions before receiving this vaccine. Do not self-administer the vaccine.

Inform your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, vaccines, nutritional and vitamin supplements, and herbal products. Certain medications interact with the rubella vaccine and reduce its effectiveness by causing undesirable side effects. Especially, Inform your physician if you are taking any medications for heart problems.

Side Effects

The common side effects of the rubella vaccine are pain and redness at the injection site, low-grade fever, cough, and cold.

Word Of Advice

Store the vaccine at 2°C to 8°C. Protect the medicine from light and excessive moisture.  Keep the medicine out of reach of children and pets. If you missed the dosing schedule, inform your healthcare professional immediately and reschedule. Do not receive this vaccine if you are pregnant, and avoid pregnancy for at least 28 days after receiving this vaccine. Use reliable contraception during that period. 

Avoid taking other vaccines for at least one month unless a healthcare professional approves. Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given as a shot under your skin. This medicine may make you bleed, bruise, or get infections more easily. Take precautions to prevent illness and injury. Wash your hands often.

Frequently Asked Question


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The drug information on this page is not a substitute for medical advice. It is meant for educational purposes only. For further details, consult your doctor about your medical condition to know if you can receive this treatment.