A woman receives a rubella vaccination while in the hospital. The nurse would give her which of the following instructions?

Wait at least 28 days before becoming pregnant


•The rubella vaccine should not be administered to women who are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant within 28 days. There is a theoretical possibility that the infant will contract congenital rubella syndrome. The patient should be instructed to use effective birth control for at least 28 days.

•The patient does not have to refrain from eating eggs unless there is a history of anaphylaxis with eggs. Hypersensitivity to eggs is no longer a contraindication to the rubella vaccine.

•It is not necessary for the woman to avoid contact with others.

•The rubella vaccine may be given to women who are breastfeeding.

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