Please know that I want to present everyone with facts so that they, along with healthcare providers, make informed decisions. People can and do rarely have anaphylaxis to vaccines, which may have nothing to do with the miniscule amounts of egg proteins. In controlled clinical trials, over 4,000 individuals with egg allergies have received the flu vaccine without anaphylaxis. On top of this, the MMR vaccine is also made using eggs and is routinely given without issue. It is important that as many of us who can receive vaccines do, in order to protect not only ourselves, but those who can't receive it (e.g. - those who have had anaphylactic reactions to vaccines more generally).
Vaccines are often suggested as a cause behind allergies, autism, etc. There has been no direct causal evidence to support this. A lot has changed in our modern world (maybe some not for the better), but I fear going back to the pre-vaccine era. Keep the discussion going! This is an important one to have.
|vaccine infographic created by Leon Farrant, as appeared in Forbes - http://www.forbes.com/sites/matthewherper/2013/02/19/a-graphic-that-drives-home-how-vaccines-have-changed-our-world/|