Recent Research

Children can be given sucrose or glucose solutions prior to vaccination.

New research has shown an analgesic effect with use of sweet solutions (at least 30% glucose or 24% sucrose) immediately prior to vaccination in infants between 1 and 12 months of age.


  • Harrison D, Stevens B, Bueno M, Yamada J, Adams-Webber T, Beyene J, Ohlsson A. Efficacy of sweet solutions for analgesia in infants between 1 and 12 months of age: a systematic review.Arch Dis Child. 2010 Jun;95(6):406-13. Epub 2010 May 12. Review.


Egg allergy is NOT a contraindication to MMR vaccination.

Egg allergy (even anaphylaxis) is not a contraindication to MMR vaccination. Studies with a total of 1,000 patients with egg allergy found no evidence of anaphylaxis to MMR post vaccination.


  • British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology guidelines for themanagement of egg allergyA. T. Clark, I. Skypala, S. C.Leech, P. W. Ewan, P. Dugue, N.Brathwaite, P. A. J. Huber and S. M.Nasser, Clinical & Experimental Allergy, 2010 (40) 1116-1129.

This page was updated on 25/10/2016