Hi Dr. Sears,
Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions. Much appreciated!
My 13 month old son has an egg allergy. We are in the process of having allergy testing done, but until we know the severity of the allergy our family doctor has advised us not to administer the MMR vaccine.
Typically I would not be concerned about my son missing this shot as it has been my understanding that measles is very rare.
However, the province of Quebec is having a massive outbreak (750+ cases) and I'm not confident that this outbreak won't spread (we are in the next province over). My son is in daycare so he has a lot more exposure than I would like.
My question for you is this: is an adult booster for MMR ever warranted? My husband and I are both in our thirties and were vaccinated on schedule based on the reccomendations of the time. Would we be protecting our son if we got the shot or exposing him to unnecessary risk because of the (small) chance of the live vaccine shedding? There is so much contradictory information out there that it is hard to know what to believe.
Thank you very much for your help.