Is it important to get a rubella vaccine before getting pregnant?
Hello, I am 25 years old female. We are trying to get pregnant so I was searching for things that I need to keep in mind before getting pregnant. I came across this chart where I found all the vaccinations I needed. I was vaccinated for most of the infections but I was never vaccinated for rubella. Do I need to get vaccinated for rubella before getting pregnant? Is it important ? What should I do?
@suni Hello, Yes. I think you should take a blood tests to know whether you are immune to diseases like measles, rubella, and mumps. Before you get any vaccination, tell your provider if you have any severe allergies or if you’ve ever had a severe allergic reaction to a vaccine. An allergy is a reaction to something you touch, eat or breathe in that makes you sneeze, itch, get a rash or have trouble breathing. You probably got the MMR vaccine as a child, but you may need a booster shot (another dose) as you get older. If you do get a booster shot, get another blood test after the shot to check your immunity again before you get pregnant. Wait 4 weeks after you get an MMR vaccination before you get pregnant. Diseases like rubella have mild flu-like symptoms and a rash. It can cause serious problems during pregnancy, like miscarriage, stillbirth, and premature birth. Please talk to your healthcare provider. Thanks.