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


• 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 could contract congenital rubella syndrome. The patient should be instructed to use effective birth control for at least 28 days.

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

• 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 patient does not have to refrain from eating eggs unless she has a history of anaphylaxis with eggs.

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