UK Vaccines: Trading Egg Allergies for Dog Allergies?

[SaneVax: All vaccine package inserts carry a warning to those allergic to any component of the vaccine being administered. Are medical consumers in the UK going to trade a substantial increase in egg allergies, possibly from the use of egg cultured vaccines, for an increase in allergic reactions to dogs? A new mumps vaccine being used in the United Kingdom, despite not being formally approved for use, is manufactured using canine kidney cells and issues a warning to those who are allergic to dog hair protein. How many people will have access to the package insert prior to injection? How many of those who do will actually read and head the warning?]

New Vaccine Made From Dog Cells May Trigger Allergies to Dogs

By Christina England,

It appears that a new vaccine is being slipped into private clinics via the back door without anyone noticing. Medi-Mumps is a single mumps vaccine that will be available for use in the UK from June 2012.

The new vaccine is cultured on canine kidney cells instead of chick embryos making it suitable for those children allergic to eggs; however, the new wonder vaccine may not be suitable for those allergic to dogs. To understand the reason why, please read on.

The Early Onset website (1) announcing the news states:

The availability of the single mumps vaccine will come as a huge relief to parents of children who have yet to be immunised against the virus due to the lack of supply of the vaccine in the UK over the last three years. (sic)

For those of you who are unaware, although the mumps vaccine was available in private clinics until 2009, it was only being offered as an unlicensed product. This was because if a parent specifically requests a single vaccine, a private clinic can apply to the MHRA for permission to use an unlicensed product in the patient’s name.

This was referenced in the Hansard document 4 Dec 2002 (2) by Ms. Blears:

Single mumps vaccines being prescribed and administered, as part of single measles, mumps and rubella vaccination programmes such as MMR SepVax, are unlicensed imported medicines. Medicines legislation allows a doctor or dentist to prescribe an unlicensed medicine to meet the special clinical needs of his individual patients, on his direct personal responsibility.

Read the entire article here.

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