Vaccinations - Arthritis

The Journal of the American Medical Association reports a study of the possibility of chronic arthritis developing as a side effect of vaccination against Rubella, or German Measles .

Several thousand women aged 15 to 59 who had never had German Measles were studied.

Half were given Rubella Vaccine and the other half were not vaccinated.

After a year follow up there was no evidence of an increased risk of chronic joint disease or neurologic conditions in the vaccinated group.

An accompanying editorial says this should put an end to the fear of major permanent joint disability resulting from Rubella Vaccine.

I'm Medical Editor, Dr. Ted Castele, with the Medical Moment.

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