Thursday, January 27, 2011

Rubella vaccination and pregnancy

There was great rush in the OPD yesterday.Maybe because of 26th Jan being a national Holiday.
There were quite a few patients for second opinion and 'second opinion' means some complication.I actually got held up in my OPD till very late.The last patient was a Caucasian Lady with Indian husband.Quite distraught and anxious.Inadvertently she had Rubella vaccination before she detected her pregnancy.Apparently the doctor she visited before me wasn't very sure which left this Lady quite distressed.

Now just for those of you who inadvertently find themselves in such situation:
Pregnancy should be avoided for 3 months after Rubella vaccination, as its a live vaccine BUT AN INADVERTENT USE OF VACCINATION IN CASE OF PREGNANCY ISN'T AN INDICATION FOR TERMINATION OF PREGNANCY 

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