The federal government advises all 18-30 year olds to get vaccinated and is providing free vaccines for them. This age group has the highest risk of infection.
Non-immune people of any age should also be vaccinated. There is no risk from being immunised if you have previously had the disease or the vaccine.
Measles, mumps and rubella can be very serious in adults. Measles can cause pneumonia, brain inflammation and convulsions. Rubella in early pregnancy can cause devastating birth defects.
Please note this information was correct at time of printing.
For up to date information, speak to your doctor.Source: Winter 2001 Edition | Page 3
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