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If you have had MMR vaccine before a blood test is required
MMR stands for Measles, Mumps and Rubella. These are three different diseases which are caused by three different viruses.
The vaccines given to immunise against measles, mumps and rubella are all combined into one injection. Measles is a highly infectious illness which lives in the mucus of the nose and throat of people with this infection. Physical contact, coughing and sneezing can spread the infection. Rubella (German Measles) is usually a mild illness causing a rash, sore throat, and swollen glands. However, if a pregnant woman has Rubella, the virus is likely to cause serious damage to the unborn child.
Rubella can lead to damage to the heart, brain, hearing and sight.Healthcare workers are more likely to come into contact with patients who have these illnesses, and therefore should have the vaccination for their own benefit and to protect vulnerable unimmunised patients and their own unimmunised partners. People from overseas are also at risk as they may not have received immunisation.