(Included with the MMR vacination)
2 vaccinations required
please call 0191 2847001, Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm to make an appointment
If you have had Rubella or the Rubella vaccine before a blood test is required
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. The baby is likely to be born with a very serious condition called Congenital Rubella Syndrome.
Rubella is now a very uncommon infection in the UK as a result of the vaccination programme.
Healthcare workers 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.