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What are common mmr reactions? my daughters allergist will administer it due to egg allergies. what can i expect?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Usually nothing: Every day, thousands get an MMR vaccination, and nothing happens except in a few cases. There sometimes is irritation, itching, or soreness at the shot site. A few kids get a mild fever a few days later, and even fewer got some red-spots rash. People with mild rashes to eating eggs are not expected to get an allergic reaction, but getting the shot at the allergist's office is ok for extra safety.
Dr. Martin Ostro
Allergy and Immunology 49 years experience
MMR not a risk: Egg allergic individuals are not considered to be at risk of having an allergic reaction to mmr, though depending on how sensitive your daughter is to egg, she may be at slight risk with influenza or yellow fever vaccines. Most children have no reaction to MMR but the most common reactions are injection site irritation, fever, irritability.

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