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January 1972

Exposure of Susceptible Teachers to Rubella Vaccinees

Author Affiliations

Nashville, Tenn; Atlanta; Nashville, Tenn
From the Regional Rubella Unit, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tenn (Drs. Fleet, Schaffner, Lefkowitz, and Karzon); and the Public Health Service Center for Disease Control, Atlanta (Dr. Murphy).

Am J Dis Child. 1972;123(1):28-30. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1972.02110070078008

Sixty-seven elementary school teachers were tested serologically and found to be susceptible to rubella. These sentinel teachers were retested after a large-scale rubella immunization campaign was carried out among the pupils in their schools. None of the 67 teachers developed serological evidence of rubella infection. Thus, there was no evidence of vaccine virus spread.