Asked by: Osmani Villanuebamedical health vaccines
Can you get the varicella vaccine if you are allergic to eggs?
Furthermore, what vaccines are contraindicated for egg allergy?
The measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine is not contraindicated in patients with egg allergy.
Correspondingly, can you get the pneumonia vaccine if you are allergic to eggs?
Four vaccines, including those for yellow fever, influenza, measles mumps rubella (MMR), and rabies, contain small amounts of egg protein because they're cultured either in eggs or in chick embryos. Other recommended vaccines, including the Pneumovax 23 vaccine, are not considered a risk for those with egg allergy.
The HPV vaccine is safe for a person with an egg allergy. Yeast cells are used in the production of the HPV vaccine not eggs. You can read more about the HPV vaccine here.