Why do I need to wait 6 months to try for a baby if I''ve had a rubella (German measles) injection?

Rubella is a virus and can cause blindness, deafness and heart defects in babies if they get the illness whilst in the womb. Most schoolgirls are already vaccinated for it, and if you are not immune to rubella, then you should be vaccinated without delay. The injection contains a small amount of inactivated live virus, which your body recognises as foreign and builds up immunity to. While this is all occurring it is wise not to risk exposing a baby to the rubella virus until your immunity has built up.
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