Wednesday, July 21, 2010

New Thinking on Flu Shots & Egg Allergies

Traditionally, people with egg allergies have been advised against getting a Flu shot. It may not no longer be necessary for people with these allergies to avoid the vaccine, according to this report from the Food Allergy Initiative.

"Over the years, several vaccine manufacturers have begun to label the vaccines with the amount of egg that they contain, and it appears that some have much less egg protein than they had many years ago. Additionally, studies have emerged showing that the vast majority of children with egg allergy, even those with “severe” egg allergy, tolerate the vaccines."

Read the whole article, for more information...

As always, consult with your doctor before receiving any vaccinations.

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