I'm allergic to eggs, is there a type of flu shot that I can get?

Depends... The cdc changed their recommendation based on studies which show safety in people with mild egg allergies who get hives, but have not had anaphylaxis. With mild egg allergy, the person should be watched carefully for 30 minutes after the shot and it should be given by a physician with experience dealing with such people. For more information: http://www. Cdc. Gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6033a3.Htm.
See an allergist. You may be able to get the flu shot, but I would see an allergist first and not get this at a "minute clinic, " etc. See: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/flu-vaccine-egg-allergy/an02033/.

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Can people that are allergic to eggs get a flu shot?

Yes. As a matter of fact, a good number of people with egg allergy has received a flu shot without incident.

If you are allergic to eggs, should you do not get a flu shot?

Get the flu shot. In general, pt who are egg allergic can receive the flu shot. There are published protocols on how to adminster the flu vaccine in this population of patients.

If you are allergic to eggs you do not get a flu shot--why is this?

Grown in eggs. The flu virus strains that are later inactivated & placed in the flu shot are grown using eggs as a supportive nutrient. The manufacturing process filters out all but a minute amount of egg protein from the material but enough remains to create problems if someone is very allergic to eggs. Simple reactions to eggs do not require exclusion, but major ones do. Check with your dr to be sure.

My daughter is able to get her flu shot but I'm scared she will have an allergic reaction to the chicken eggs used. Any suggestions?

Flu shot. If she was not previously allergic to eggs, this should not stop you from getting the flu shot. If she is allergic to eggs, she can still receive the flu shot with good supervision.
What type of. Reaction did she have in the past? If there has been any reaction that can be attributed, then the flu shot is not for her. If she has had a reaction, and she got the flu shot, I would have Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and/or Atarax ready with perhaps some Epi pen just in case. Egg allergies can be nasty and unpredictable.