Ask the VEC: Peanut Allergies and Vaccines

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Q. My child has peanut allergies. Are there any vaccines that he should not get?

A. None of the routinely recommended vaccines contain peanut oils, so your child does not need to forego any immunizations for this reason. Similarly, we have been asked about corn allergies, and the same is true.

However, gelatin, eggs and latex are allergies that should be considered prior to getting vaccines. Latex is not in vaccines, but it is contained in some of the packaging.

Read more about allergies on the following pages of our website:

Materials in this section are updated as new information and vaccines become available. The Vaccine Education Center staff regularly reviews materials for accuracy.

You should not consider the information in this site to be specific, professional medical advice for your personal health or for your family's personal health. You should not use it to replace any relationship with a physician or other qualified healthcare professional. For medical concerns, including decisions about vaccinations, medications and other treatments, you should always consult your physician or, in serious cases, seek immediate assistance from emergency personnel.