The rubella vaccine is no longer being manufactured. The vaccine is likely to remain unavailable for the long term. We have a limited supply of single rubella vaccine available until the end of January 2015. If you wish your child to receive this please ring the number below as soon as possible.
Rubella is a mild and harmless illness in children. Infection is only dangerous in pregnant women when there is a risk of serious harm to the unborn baby. For this reason it is important that all women are immune to rubella, either by contracting the disease or by receiving the vaccine, before they get pregnant.
We are able to offer antibody blood tests to check whether your daughter is immune not. Once our supply of single rubella vaccine runs out the only way to immunise against rubella may be with the triple MMR vaccine. However we may be able to secure a supply of a 2-in-1 MR (measles and rubella) vaccine that may be preferable to the 3-in-1 MMR vaccine. Any further information will be posted on this website as soon as we have it.
We are very sorry that the single rubella vaccine is no longer being manufactured and apologise to parents who were hoping to offer this to their daughter at a future date. However the manufacture of vaccines is completely out of our control and this is part of the pattern towards the manufacture of larger combination vaccines
For more information or to make an appointment telephone +44(0)20 7631 0090 or email us at babyjabs@samedaydoctor.co.uk