Epidemiology Rubella susceptibility and the continuing risk of infection in pregnancy

Christine L. Miller, Elizbeth Miller, Pauline A. Waight

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In November 1983 the Department of Health and Social Security launched a campaign to increase, over three years, the uptake of rubella vaccination in schoolgirls and women. As part of this initiative the Public Health Laboratory Service, with funding from the Office of the Chief Scientist, set up a study to monitor rubella susceptibility and infection in pregnancy and to determine vaccine uptake in non-immune women. The study began in 1984 in eight public health laboratories (Ashford, Bristol, Gloucester, Hereford, Leeds, Luton, Manchester, and Reading) which together screen over 100 000 pregnant women each year, about one sixth of the annual antenatal population of England and Wales.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1277-1278
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Medical Journal
Issue number6582
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 1987

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