Childhood educators and carers are strongly recommended to have received 2 doses of rubella-containing vaccine given at least 4 weeks apart. This is for their own protection and to avoid the risk of transmitting rubella to pregnant women.1

People who work in childhood education and care do not need to receive rubella-containing vaccine if they have either: 

  • documented evidence of 2 doses of rubella-containing vaccine with doses given at least 4 weeks apart and with both doses given ≥12 months of age, or
  • serological evidence of immunity to measles, mumps and rubella

See Serological testing for immunity to rubella, and Recommended vaccines for people at increased risk of certain occupationally acquired vaccine-preventable diseases in Vaccinations for people at occupational risk.

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Last updated: 
7 June 2018
Last reviewed: 
7 June 2018