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August 10th, 2010, 04:18 PM
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Do you know if they still give the MMR vaccine if your child has an Egg allergy?

I really want my son to be up to date on his vaccines, but I'm worried about his egg allergy now.. Do you know if they can still get the shot?

Thanks for you help..

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August 10th, 2010, 06:56 PM
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I would guess it would depend on the severity of the allergy. If it is just eczema, it would probably be fine. My ds is allergic to eggs and had the shot with no issues.

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August 11th, 2010, 04:37 PM
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Thanks for your response.

I don't know the severity of his egg allergy since he's never had egg, but when we did the test, egg was the biggest reaction..

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August 11th, 2010, 07:26 PM
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A positive test result is only 50% accurate. So he may not even have an allergy to eggs. My daughter has an allergy to eggs but she had her MMR shot (and flu shot) with no problems... but she had a pretty bad reaction to propofol (anesthesia drug) which comes from eggs too.
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August 18th, 2010, 08:30 PM
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Have you made a decision yet? If it was me I would talk to his pedi and allergist to get their opinions. Let us know what you learn.

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August 19th, 2010, 08:41 AM
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My son has a severe allergy to eggs. When I spoke to the allergist, he was willing to give him the shot at his office to monitor the reaction. I wasn't comfortable with it. I chose to go the route of splitting up the MMR.

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August 19th, 2010, 10:36 AM
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If his reaction was the biggest out of his tests I would if nothing else have it done at the allergists office. If the allergist won't do the shot see if you can break the shot up into the separate components without egg in them. Measels shot, then mumps shot, then rubella shot... If he had that bad of a skin reaction I wouldn't try it at all without consulting the allergist...

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August 24th, 2010, 02:13 PM
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I just went through this. DD's pediatrician said no MMR or her allergist would have to give it to her. Her allergist said it's no problem and the CDC just released an article stating it's okay for egg allergy kids to have it (and they wouldn't have problems) and her reg doctor could give it to her. He did say (and I knew) no flu shots though.

So what I'll end up doing is having her pedi give it to her, stay and have her monitored. The last time she got red and itchy and the doc gave her benadryl but she didn't have breathing issues.
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