Immunization protects you from disease.Get protected, get immunized.
The vaccine is given to children starting at 12 months of age. It is only used for children 12 years and younger.
It is also given to infants 9 to 11 months of age who have certain health conditions.
Children need 2 doses which are usually given at 12 months and between 4 and 6 years of age.
After 2 doses, protection is estimated to be:
The vaccine is given at a
public health office in your area.
Reactions to the vaccine are usually mild and go away in a few days. Reactions may happen up to 6 weeks after immunization. They may include:
It is important to stay at the clinic for 15 minutes after immunization because people can have a rare but serious allergic reaction (anaphylaxis).
Unusual reactions can happen after being immunized. Call Health Link at 811 to report any unusual reactions.
You may not be able to have the vaccine if you:
You can be immunized if you have a mild illness (e.g., cold), even if you have a fever.
Rubella (German Measles)
Current as of: July 6, 2017
Author: Immunization Program, Alberta Health Services
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