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What vaccines can you take if you have egg allergy?

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The measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine may have a trace amount of eggs. But several studies show that it’s safe for people with egg allergies.

Flu vaccines may also have some egg protein. Experts have long advised people with allergies to eggs not to get the flu shot. But a 2017 study found the flu shot to be safe and recommended its use for people who are allergic to eggs. Someone who is allergic to eggs does not have a higher chance of an adverse reaction to the flu vaccine.

From: Tips to Manage Your Egg Allergy WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Egg Allergy."

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network: "Eggs."

Food Allergy Initiative: "Egg Allergy."

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau: “Major Food Allergan Labeling for Wines, Distilled Spirits, and Malt Beverages.”

Vegetarian Resource Group, , January-February 1997. Vegetarian Journal

CDC.

American Academy of Asthma Allergy & Immunology: "Egg Allergy and the Flu Vaccine" and "Soy-Allergic and Egg-Allergic Patients Can Safely Receive Anesthesia."

 

Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein on August 01, 2018

SOURCES:

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Egg Allergy."

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network: "Eggs."

Food Allergy Initiative: "Egg Allergy."

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau: “Major Food Allergan Labeling for Wines, Distilled Spirits, and Malt Beverages.”

Vegetarian Resource Group, , January-February 1997. Vegetarian Journal

CDC.

American Academy of Asthma Allergy & Immunology: "Egg Allergy and the Flu Vaccine" and "Soy-Allergic and Egg-Allergic Patients Can Safely Receive Anesthesia."

 

Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein on August 01, 2018

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