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  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella)
  • Contraindications & Precautions

Is it true that egg allergy is not considered a contraindication to MMR vaccine?

Several studies have documented the safety of measles and mumps vaccine (which are grown in chick embryo tissue culture) in children with severe egg allergy. Neither the American Academy of Pediatrics nor ACIP consider egg allergy as a contraindication to MMR vaccine. ACIP recommends routine vaccination of egg-allergic children without the use of special protocols or desensitization procedures.

Last reviewed: June 19, 2023

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