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What is Biavax?

Biavax is no longer available in the United States.

Biavax is a brand name version of the live vaccine that protects against rubella, or German measles, and mumps. Biavax is no longer available in the U.S. The Biavax vaccine protects against rubella and mumps by stimulating your immune system to make antibodies against those viruses. Rubella is a serious viral infection that can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, or birth defects in pregnant women. Mumps can cause problems including meningitis, encephalitis, orchitis (or swelling of the testicles), and infertility. It can cause miscarriage during the first three months of pregnancy. Immunization with a vaccine like Biavax is recommended for all people older than 12 months of age.

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