May 13, 2022

Vax Facts Friday 5.13.22

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Q. What vaccine is given to girls to protect their future unborn babies?

A. Rubella vaccine
B. Measles vaccine
C. Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine
D. Hepatitis A vaccine

 

 

 

 

The correct answer is A. Rubella vaccine
Congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) can occur if a woman becomes infected with rubella before 20 weeks gestation. CRS can cause miscarriage, fetal death, premature delivery or other birth defects. Preventing CRS is the main reason the rubella vaccine is given to girls.

 

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