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Could someone with an egg allergy get the h1n1 vaccine?

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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Yes: Egg allergic individuals, with very few exceptions, can receive the flu vaccine. Protocols are published by the cdc and in jaci that address this issue and how to dose and administer the flu vaccine in this population.E.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Can someone with an egg allergy get a vaccine?

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Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 30 years experience
Yes: Flu vaccine is produced in eggs. The last flu pandemics have taught us that the amount of egg protein in flu vaccines is negligible for most egg allergy patients; however desensitization or dose challenge is recommended for those with severe reactions as a precuationary measure.

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