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

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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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Vaccines & Immunizations

Vaccines are commonly given to children in the form of a shot to help prevent serious diseases like measles and mumps. Vaccines are developed using either dead strains of a disease, weakened strains, or strains of a different dise...

ase. As adults, we receive flu vaccines or may need a booster of childhood vaccines to retain immunity. Travelers may receive vaccines either as a condition of entry to a country, or on recommendation of health officials. Generally there is little or no reaction to a vaccine, but in some cases the vaccine may cause an allergic reaction or a temporary, mild illness. Some vaccines are not safe for pregnant women, so it’s important to check with a healthcare professional.
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