MMR Vaccination

Posted on: Wed, 03/01/2006 - 7:58am
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My elder daughter (aged 16 - no known allergies) was given a MMR booster today as part of a vaccination programme at school. Altough I had completed the relevant forms the nurse still asked her several questions beforehand. One was relating to food allergies and she specifically mentioned eggs and nuts. I wasn't surprised with the mention of eggs, but why was she quizzed about nuts? Can anyone enlighten me please?
Thanks, Jayne

Posted on: Wed, 03/01/2006 - 8:38am
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Haven't a clue why she'd have been asked either one at this date.
Prior to the late 1990's, the MMR vaccine used to pose a risk for those with Egg allergies as it is cultured on them. However, newer production methodology means that this vaccine does not contain egg protein anymore. I can recall as a kid getting HUGE goose-eggs from MMR vaccines... it was the egg component.
The MMR is even safe to give to [i]my[/i] DD, who is very very sensitive to egg. (So sensitive that a flu vax is utterly out of the question, split doses or not)
Maybe it was habit? Or... [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/confused.gif[/img] nope, can't think of a reason. Maybe the nurse had just scarfed down a handful of something???
Really, gelatin and latex are the two I would expect to be asked about...
Weird.

Posted on: Thu, 03/02/2006 - 2:20am
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apparently eggs because of what somones brought up, and nuts because people with dogdy immune systems, e.g a serious nutallergy are more likley to have certain side effects. I was not given the mmr booster because my mum decided no t to (shes a medical proffesional btw!)

Posted on: Thu, 03/02/2006 - 3:35am
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Really? No egg in MMR? My allergist specifically sent a letter to my doctor stating she CAN have the MMR despite being allergic to eggs and my doctor double checked it to make sure. That's strange. I wonder if it depends where you live... Hmm....I'm going to look into this! I'm intrigued.
As for being asked about nuts -- I have no idea. No doctor has ever cared that she is allergic to peanuts when discussing any medication, illness or vacination.

Posted on: Thu, 03/02/2006 - 3:39am
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MMR is safe for egg allergics now.
Nuts? Theres no reason to even be discussing that IRT MMR.
Jason
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Posted on: Thu, 03/02/2006 - 4:49am
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Thanks Jason.
My points exactly.
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 03/02/2006 - 5:32am
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Thanks everyone, hoping to speak to the nurse shortly, will keep you posted.
Best wishes
Jayne

Posted on: Wed, 03/01/2006 - 8:38am
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Haven't a clue why she'd have been asked either one at this date.
Prior to the late 1990's, the MMR vaccine used to pose a risk for those with Egg allergies as it is cultured on them. However, newer production methodology means that this vaccine does not contain egg protein anymore. I can recall as a kid getting HUGE goose-eggs from MMR vaccines... it was the egg component.
The MMR is even safe to give to [i]my[/i] DD, who is very very sensitive to egg. (So sensitive that a flu vax is utterly out of the question, split doses or not)
Maybe it was habit? Or... [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/confused.gif[/img] nope, can't think of a reason. Maybe the nurse had just scarfed down a handful of something???
Really, gelatin and latex are the two I would expect to be asked about...
Weird.

Posted on: Thu, 03/02/2006 - 2:20am
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apparently eggs because of what somones brought up, and nuts because people with dogdy immune systems, e.g a serious nutallergy are more likley to have certain side effects. I was not given the mmr booster because my mum decided no t to (shes a medical proffesional btw!)

Posted on: Thu, 03/02/2006 - 3:35am
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Really? No egg in MMR? My allergist specifically sent a letter to my doctor stating she CAN have the MMR despite being allergic to eggs and my doctor double checked it to make sure. That's strange. I wonder if it depends where you live... Hmm....I'm going to look into this! I'm intrigued.
As for being asked about nuts -- I have no idea. No doctor has ever cared that she is allergic to peanuts when discussing any medication, illness or vacination.

Posted on: Thu, 03/02/2006 - 3:39am
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MMR is safe for egg allergics now.
Nuts? Theres no reason to even be discussing that IRT MMR.
Jason
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[b]* Obsessed * [/b]

Posted on: Thu, 03/02/2006 - 4:49am
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Thanks Jason.
My points exactly.
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 03/02/2006 - 5:32am
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Thanks everyone, hoping to speak to the nurse shortly, will keep you posted.
Best wishes
Jayne

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