Rubella vaccine (Live)

Information about Rubella vaccine (Live)

Rubella vaccine (Live) Uses

Rubella vaccine (Live) is used for prevention of Rubella.

How Rubella vaccine (Live) works

Rubella vaccine (Live) is a vaccine. It helps develop immunity by initiating a mild infection. This type of infection does not cause illness, but it does stimulate the body's immune system to produce antibodies to protect against any future infections.

Common side effects of Rubella vaccine (Live)

Sore throat, Fever, Rash
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Last updated
03 Sep 2021 | 10:31 AM (UTC)

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Expert advice for Rubella vaccine (Live)

  • Rubella vaccine (Live) is given as an injection by the healthcare professionals. 
  • Take it as per dose and duration suggested by the doctor.
  • Do not take if the patient is allergic to the Rubella vaccine (Live) or any of its ingredients.

Frequently asked questions for Rubella vaccine (Live)

Rubella vaccine (Live)

Q. Is Rubella vaccine (Live) live or inactivated?

Rubella vaccine (Live) is a live attenuated virus vaccine. It contains a weakened virus that helps stimulate the immune system to produce antibodies against the actual infection causing virus. This helps protect the individual from getting infected in future, if exposed.

Q. How effective is Rubella vaccine (Live)?

Rubella vaccine (Live) is very safe and effective. One dose of the Rubella vaccine (Live) is about 97% effective at preventing rubella.

Q. What are the possible side effects of Rubella vaccine (Live)?

The possible side effects of Rubella vaccine (Live) are fever, sore throat, injection site itching, pain, skin rash, erythema (skin redness), and swelling. However, these are usually not bothersome and will resolve in sometime. If they don’t, consult your doctor.

Q. How is Rubella vaccine (Live) administered?

Rubella vaccine (Live) should be administered under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional or a doctor and should not be self-administered. It is usually given as an injection under your skin, either in the upper arm or in the outer thigh. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit from Rubella vaccine (Live).


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