Can my daughter have the MMR vaccine if she has an egg allergy? What are some good sources?

Yes. Severe allergic reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis) after a previous dose or to a vaccine component. Pregnancy. Known severe immunodeficiency (e.g., from hematologic and solid tumors, receipt of chemotherapy, congenital immunodeficiency, long-term immunosuppressive therapy; or patients with HIV infection who are severely immunocompromised). Quick guide to contraindications at CDC web site.
MMR vaccine is safe. The MMR vaccine is safe in children who have an egg allergy. The risk of an allergic reaction is very low, as the vaccine does not contain significant amounts of egg white proteins (that usually are the cause of egg allergies). The "healthy children" website produced by the american academy of pediatrics has more information on the MMR vaccine and others. www.healthychildren.org.

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What are the currrent ideas on the MMR vaccine for egg allergy persons?

See below. Severe reaction to egg(anaphylaxis) is not a contraindication for MMR vaccination. Mmr can be given safely by utilizing desensitization technique, small diluted dose first with gradual increased dose in multiple shots. Skin test before vaccination is unreliable and is not recommended. Observation for 90 minutes is also suggested. Read more...

Can I get my daughter the MMR vaccine if she has an allergy? What are some good sources?

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. Read more...
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! Read more...

I have the mumps and my daughter is 8 and a half months. Will she get the mumps too? She still didn't get the MMR vaccine

Likely. Your daughter has likely been fully exposed to the mumps virus from before you knew you were ill. She will likely have it. The MMR is seldom given before a year of age except when a person will travel in a country with a lot of mumps. Read more...