Rubella vaccine may be safe in early pregnancy

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 24 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:695
  1. Deborah Josefson
  1. San Francisco

    Rubella vaccinations may be safe during early pregnancy, a new study from the University of Toronto in Canada has reported.

    The findings, presented recently at the annual meeting of the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics in Orlando, Florida, raise doubts about the need to consider abortion because of exposure to the vaccine in early pregnancy. They also challenge the long held belief that it is essential to avoid vaccinating pregnant women against rubella for fear of …

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