So, how do you all know your kids have/had Rubella? The rash? Is that always present? How is it distinguished from Roseola? Was it confirmed by a blood test?
It appears Merck is also stopping singles for Rubella and Mumps. I have 2 doses of singles reserved for me but want to be sure that if I go down that path, that I am comfortable not giving Rubella and Mumps as my only option would be the full MMR so it sort of defeats the purpose of giving the singles Measles.
can we talk more about the risk of rubella to a pregnant woman? That would be upsetting.... but honestly, in my circle of life, I am just not around too many pregnant women in a close social setting although we could brush up against a pregnant woman in public. But.... since Rubella testing is standard for pre-natal care, and assuming the woman is following care (I know, not always the case) would she not typically have vaccinated herself in the beginning of a confirmed pregnancy?
Are they giving it to pregnant women who show no immunity titers to Rubella? And are pregnant women now forced to do the full Rubella now that Merck has stopped producing singles of that vax as well? Or is it not quite official yet regarding Rubella and Mumps like it is for measles?