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Measles and the Vaccine (Shot)

Protects your child from measles, a potentially serious disease, as well as mumps and rubella. Protects your child from getting an uncomfortable rash and high fever from measles. Keeps your child from missing school or child care and you from missing work. Most children don’t have any side effects from the shot.

Rubella and the Vaccine (Shot)

Pronounced (rue-BELL-a) One dose at each of the following ages: Protects your child from rubella, a potentially serious disease, as well as measles and mumps. Prevents your child from spreading rubella to a pregnant woman whose unborn baby could develop serious birth defects or die if the mother gets rubella.