If a child has an egg allergy, can they still receive the measles vaccine?
Edmond A. Hooker, MD, DrPH
Medical Editor/Author, MedicineNet
Although the measles vaccine is made using chick embryos, there is no evidence of increased reactions in people with an egg allergy. Therefore the CDC recommends giving MMR vaccine to egg-allergic children without any prior skin testing or the use of special protocols.
However, people who have had a life-threatening allergic reaction to gelatin or the antibiotic neomycin should not receive the MMR vaccine.