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Can i get my daughter the mmr vaccine if she has an allergy? what are some good sources?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes, except for. . .: Healthy children should get two MMR shots to protect them from measles, mumps, and rubella. Measles is a severe disease and extremely contagious. Children with anaphylaxis (a type of immediate allergic reaction) to gelatin (jello), eggs, or neomycin (an antibiotic) should talk with pediatricians before getting MMR shots. Mmr does not contain mercury nor aluminum, and is not related to autism.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown commented
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Thank you Dr. Kwok I did not realize MMR did not have aluminum
Oct 8, 2011
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Maybe: It depends on the allergy. If one is allergic to any component of the vaccine, then that child may not be able to receive the second dose - specifically contraindicated are allergy to neomycin, gelatin or sever allergic reaction to 1st mmr. Egg allergy, even anaphylactic is not contraindication to getting MMR or flu shot per the aap and the cdc. Mmr does not contain aluminum!

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