Rubella (German Measles)

Rubella, sometimes called “German measles,” is a disease caused by a virus. The infection is usually mild with fever and rash, but if a pregnant mother gets infected, the virus can also cause serious birth defects. The MMR vaccine protects against rubella.

Learn more about rubella and the vaccine to prevent it.

Resources

Adolescent Vaccination Recommendation: MMR

adolescentvaccination.org

Rubella - Also Known as German Measles

In-depth information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Academy of Pediatrics

Rubella - Information for Parents

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Academy of Pediatrics

Rubéola - Informacion para los padres

Rubella information in Spanish for parents from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Academy of Pediatrics

Understanding MMR Vaccine Safety

Questions and Answers from the CDC