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Just been reading mother and baby magasine in the bath and seen an article on jabs in general. Read all the little bits of info but then read a bit about MMR and it said that it was not to be given to babies with egg allergy as it's made using eggs. Never heard this from anyone before and now really worried as dd had egg allergy at 7 months. was told to try her on egg again at one year but really don't want to go through rushing to hospital again as we did before (sick, rash and general nightmare!). Anyone heard of this and what should i do? Am planning a visit to gp. dd is 10mths now so have a while before jab due but need to start thinking about this now i suppose, anyone got any experience?
The MMR vaccine is grown in egg, and children with allergies can react to it. Make sure that your GP knows about the allergy, he can arrange for you to have the MMR done at the hospital just in case there is a reaction.
It's not a big risk that there will be a reaction, even in children with egg allergies, because there's no more than a trace of the egg in the vaccine. It's more precaution than anything else. My friend's twins had severe egg allergies, but had no reaction at all to the MMR, if that's any consolation.
As far as I recall, the single vaccines aren't grown in egg, but I'm not 100% sure of that. Your GP will be able to tell you more about it.