Healthcare workers born during or since 1966 are strongly recommended to have received 2 doses of rubella-containing vaccine
Healthcare workers are strongly recommended to have received 2 doses of rubella-containing vaccine. This is for their own protection and to avoid the risk of transmitting rubella to pregnant women.1
Healthcare workers do not need to receive rubella-containing vaccine if they have either:
- documented evidence of 2 doses of rubella-containing vaccine given at least 4 weeks apart and with both doses given at ≥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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