1Divisione Pediatrica e 6Ginecologica, Ospedale di Vigevano 2Divisione Ginecologica, Ospedale di Borgosesia 3Divisione Pediatrica, Ospedale di Casale Monferrato 4Nido Neonatale, Ospedale di Mede 5Clinica Pediatrica dell’Università, Ospedale di Novara
Rubella vaccine is an effective intervention
for primary prevention of handicap. The
Authors report their experience concerning
a vaccination programme of receptive
puerperae in five obstetric departments of
2850 puerperae entered the study and were
tested for rubella antibodies; 220 of
them (7,7 %) were negative for Rubella antibodies;
163 women (74 %) received Rubella
vaccine, while 57 refused.
The Authors conclude that the vaccination
of receptive puerperae could be an easy
and effective intervention to reduce the risk
of Rubella embriopathy in subsequent pregnancies.