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
The Department of Health and Aged Care acknowledges First Nations peoples as the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to all Elders both past and present.