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Letters MMR vaccination and egg allergy

Vaccination of people with suspected egg allergy is safe and feasible

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 13 September 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d5780
  1. Christopher J A Duncan, research fellow1,
  2. Andrew D McCallum, specialty registrar in infectious diseases1,
  3. Rona MacDonald, specialty registrar in genitourinary medicine1,
  4. Michael E Jones, consultant physician1
  1. 1Regional Infectious Diseases Unit, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh EH4 2XU, UK
  1. chrisduncan{at}

Rolfe and Sheikh cite recent guidelines recommending that all egg allergic children should receive the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine.1 2 These guidelines also recommend that an allergy specialist should guide the provision of other egg containing vaccines (including flu and yellow fever), for which the risk-benefit is less clear.2

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