Ask Egg-Allergic Patients Getting the Flu Vaccine to Describe Their Reaction

More patients with egg allergies may get the flu vaccine this year...since a severe allergic reaction is VERY unlikely.

Most flu vaccines contain a very small amount of egg protein.

But we now know that patients allergic to eggs are NOT more likely to develop itching, swelling, or other symptoms of an allergic reaction to flu vaccines than patients without an egg allergy.

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