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Can my child get the mumps vaccine if he is allergic to eggs?

Egg allergies once kept many children from getting mumps vaccine, but no longer. The MMR or MMRV vaccines are safe for most children who have egg allergies. Although the vaccine is grown in a chick embryo culture, the health risk to children with egg allergies is extremely low. This was demonstrated in a study published in 1995. If you are concerned, talk to your child's doctor about your child's allergies and other health issues.
However, in the US mumps vaccine is available only in two combination products: one with measles and rubella and the other with measles, rubella and varicella vaccines.
 

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