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Vaccines and egg allergy

Chicken and egg products are used in the manufacture of some types of immunisations. The MMR vaccine is grown in egg fibroblast cultures. Children with egg allergy, even if severe, are not at increased risk of an adverse reaction to this vaccine compared with other children. However, you may wish your child to have the vaccine at your doctor’s office rather than school.

Previous advice was that the flu vaccine was not safe for individuals with allergy to egg. However recent studies indicate it is safe. More details are here. (updated June 2016)

The Yellow Fever vaccine is still considered unsafe.
Always check before taking any new medication or vaccine.