Rubella Vaccine

By: Janice Kao and Morgan Glover

It prevents Rubella, also known as German measles.

Age Groups/Circumstances

Given at 1 yr of age and after


  • Fever
  • Body aches
  • Swollen glands
  • Runny nose
  • Cough
  • A rash that spreads from head to toe for 3 days
  • Joint aches
  • Congenital rubella syndrome in newborn babies with mothers that had Rubella during pregnancy

Side Effects of the Vaccine (only happen in 5% of people)

  • Fever
  • Mild rash
  • Joint aches (in 25% of adult women)


"Rubella (German Measles)." New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. N.p., n.d.

Web. 6 Dec. 2012. <>.

Wakefield, Andrew. "Rubella Vaccine Questions and Answers." Vaccine Information for the Public and Health Professionals. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Dec. 2012.