MMR vaccination of children with egg allergy is safe

Dorthe Vestergård Andersen, Inger Merete Jørgensen

Abstract

Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination is part of the Danish Childhood Vaccination Programme. It is known that children may react with anaphylaxis to MMR vaccines containing traces of egg protein. In Denmark, national clinical guidelines recommend that children with egg allergy be referred to vaccination at a paediatric ward despite changed recommendations in other countries. The purpose of this study was to determine whether children with egg allergy presented with anaphylactic/allergic reactions to MMR vaccination and to discuss whether Danish recommendations should be upheld.
Original languageEnglish
JournalDanish Medical Bulletin (Online)
Volume60
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)A4573
ISSN1603-9629
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013

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