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I read that the flu shot is made from antibiotics. Safe for people allergic to keflex and penicillin?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree

In brief: No/ Yes

Influenza vaccines are made with dead viral antigens or inactivated live virus.
They are not made with antibiotics and can be given to anyone who is allergic to antibiotics.

In brief: No/ Yes

Influenza vaccines are made with dead viral antigens or inactivated live virus.
They are not made with antibiotics and can be given to anyone who is allergic to antibiotics.
Dr. Michael Ein
Dr. Michael Ein
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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine

In brief: Safe

No relation.

In brief: Safe

No relation.
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine

In brief: Not true

It is not an antibiotic nor does it have antibiotics.
No antibiotic works against a virus, only bacteria. Keflex and penicillin are antibiotics for bacteria. Flu is a virus. What you read is wrong.

In brief: Not true

It is not an antibiotic nor does it have antibiotics.
No antibiotic works against a virus, only bacteria. Keflex and penicillin are antibiotics for bacteria. Flu is a virus. What you read is wrong.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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