Can a person be allergic to flu shots?

Yes. Since the current formulations of flu shots are produced in eggs anyone who is truly allergic to eggs should probably avoid these. Many people confuse feeling crumby after a flu shot with an "allergy." this is not the case - this is body's normal reaction to the vaccine and it usually only lasts a day or two (a lot faster/milder) than the flu.
Yes. If you have had a past allergic reaction to a flu shot - then in general, it is recommended that you don't get the flu shot in the future.

Related Questions

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

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/. Read more...
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. Read more...

What does an allergic reaction from the flu shot look like?

Local vs systemic. A local reaction involves swelling of the injection site with associated pain. A systemic reaction can involve a rash, cough, swelling of the face and difficulty breathing. Read more...

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. Read more...

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. Read more...

If you are allergic to penicillin, and you also not get the flu shot?

No relation. Being allergic to penicillin does not put the affected individual at risk to develop severe reaction to flu shot. Read more...

My husband is truly allergic to neosporin. The flu shot apparently contains this. Can he have a flu shot? He has never had one before.

Unlikely. Neomycin will give mild local reaction , some vaccines like polio will have very small concentration , flue vaccine is cultivated from egg yolk , if you are allergic to eggs , may give reaction speak to your doctor. Read more...