Rubella Immunization in 18 month-old Thai Children

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Pagakrong Lumbiganon
Unchalee Tattawasart
Saowaluk Sukprasert
Arnkisa Chaikitpinyo


Rubella vaccine were give to 18 month-old children who attended the well baby clinic at Srinagarind Hospital, simultaneously with DPT, OPV vaccination but the injections were at different sites.  From May-August 1988} 50 children completed the study protocol.  All children had non-detectable rubella antibody (hemagglutination inhibition test) before vaccination.  Four-6 weeks after vaccination, 28 children had rubella antibody of at least 1:10 with the geometric mean titer of 41.7. No serious reaction occurred after vaccination except fever in 42% of the children of with mostly were low grade fever.


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