Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Karin | 2008/08/06

Q.

Measels injection

Dr, you once said that the measels injection does not contain egg white? Could you please explain this...My son, 5yr old needs to get his measels shot, but tested very low positive to egg white and yolk on the RAST, negative on SPT and gets a bit of a rash when eating it....How safe is this shot to him? Pead said that the risks for not getting the shot is higher than getting an allergic reaction...I' m still afraid.....

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The measles vaccine does not contain egg. It is grown on chick embryo, not on egg. It can safely be given to egg allergic children. Your paediatrican can give it in his rooms if you are at all concerned.

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