If someone in your family does develop rubella try to keep them apart from others for at least 5 days after the appearance of the rash. This means keeping young children off from school for 5 days, or staying away for 5 days from work or other places where there is close contact with other people. If you have been at work, you should tell your human resources department to allow them to tell members of staff who may be pregnant.
The practice of holding ‘parties’, deliberately to infect others to build their immunity without vaccination, is positively discouraged by the health authorities as it can pose a serious health risk.
To reduce the spread of the virus, encourage all members of the family to use disposable tissues when sneezing or coughing, and to wash their hands regularly throughout the day, not just after going to the toilet.
To ease symptoms, drink plenty of water. A cold flannel applied to the forehead will help lower temperature. Do not overdo things but try and get as much sleep and rest as possible to help the body recover.
It is common for children to develop a mild fever and rash after the immunisation and generally feel a bit grizzly. The recommended dose of paracetamol is advised if the child develops a temperature.