Group eases flu shot restrictions in children with egg allergies

10/2/2013 |

In previous guidelines, people suffering from severe egg allergies were urged to get their flu shots in an allergist's office, but the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology said that such recommendations are not warranted. In its updated guidelines, the group provided evidence that the risk of adverse reaction to the vaccine among people with egg allergy was very low. "People with egg allergy are not at any additional risk of having a reaction when given the flu vaccine even though the vaccine may contain some amount of egg protein," the group said.

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