13 Mumps

13.6 Contraindications and precautions

See also sections 1.4, 11.6 and 18.6.

13.6.1 Contraindications

Anaphylaxis to a previous dose of MMR, MMRV or any of the vaccine components (including neomycin and gelatin) is a contraindication to a further dose of MMR or MMRV.

MMR vaccine should not be given to women who are pregnant, and pregnancy should be avoided for four weeks after immunisation.

13.6.2 PrecautionsTop

Egg allergy, including anaphylaxis, is not a contraindication to measles-containing vaccines. See section 11.6.3 for more information, and section 11.6.2 for further precautions.