Rubella (German Measles) is generally a mild illness but when pregnant women become infected there is a 90% chance of the fetus having congenital rubella syndrome (CRS). The baby can be born with multiple birth defects—if he or she survives at all. Rubella Vaccination prevents mothers from giving birth to babies with CRS and prevents life-long disability. 100,000 babies are born with CRS around the world each year. The fact is, your child urgently needs the MMR vaccine, incidents of rubella are increasing. Book an appointment with a nurse for your childs immunisations.