Childhood Diseases

Posted by: bibi | 2009-10-28


MMR or measles only booster

Does the booster that is being recommended for the current measles outbreak incl the mumps and rubella i.e 3 in 1 MMR as we know it or is the booster just the measles only in this booster? pls clarify this? Also is there definetely egg white in this measles booster injection? do i need to mention the egg white allergy? also if my child is allergic to egg white but had the previous two vacc at 9 and 18 m without a reaction can i take a chance with the booster with regards to the egg white allergy? she only reacts when eating egg in its raw form i.e. when licking baking ingredients with egg white in or meringues but does not react to a baked cake with egg white?

Can i give such a child scrambled egg YELLOW only?

Expert's Reply



The measles booster is a measles only vaccination.The vaccine is grown on chick embryo and does not contain egg. Your daughter can have this vaccination even though she is allergic to egg. Do not give her a scrambled egg as she is still allergic to egg. She can eat cakes only because cakes are baked at a high temperature which changes the nature of the egg protein making it less likely to cause allergy.

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