Who should not take Meruvax?

Meruvax, as a single rubella immunization, is no longer available in the US. It is available only in the combination products measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine and measles-mumps-rubella-varicella (MMRV) vaccine.

Meruvax should never be taken during pregnancy because it may harm an unborn baby. Meruvax does pass into breast milk and may cause mild sickness in a nursing infant. It should not be given to someone receiving a blood or plasma transfusion, immune globulin or Rho immune globulin D, any drugs that affect the immune system.

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