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Can I use flumist if I have an allergy to eggs?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
You should not have the conventional flu shot or FluMist if you have a known allergy to eggs or have had a prior reaction/allergy to the flu shot.

In brief: No
You should not have the conventional flu shot or FluMist if you have a known allergy to eggs or have had a prior reaction/allergy to the flu shot.
Dr. David Finke
Dr. David Finke
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Get the Flu shot
Egg allergy is not an absolute contraindication to receive the flu vaccine.
The aaaai and the cdc have published guidelines regarding the administration of the flu vaccine in patients who are egg allergic. Flu vaccine can be given to those who are egg allergic.

In brief: Get the Flu shot
Egg allergy is not an absolute contraindication to receive the flu vaccine.
The aaaai and the cdc have published guidelines regarding the administration of the flu vaccine in patients who are egg allergic. Flu vaccine can be given to those who are egg allergic.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
In brief: No
Egg allergy is a contraindication to FluMist (as with the regular flu vaccine).
To clarify, FluMist is contraindicated in any patient with an egg allergy. The regular ("killed") flu shot can only be given to those with mild egg allergies - hives at most & with additional precautions. Any other reaction to eggs is not recommended. Direct from cdc: http://www.Cdc.Gov/flu/protect/whoshouldvax.Htm.

In brief: No
Egg allergy is a contraindication to FluMist (as with the regular flu vaccine).
To clarify, FluMist is contraindicated in any patient with an egg allergy. The regular ("killed") flu shot can only be given to those with mild egg allergies - hives at most & with additional precautions. Any other reaction to eggs is not recommended. Direct from cdc: http://www.Cdc.Gov/flu/protect/whoshouldvax.Htm.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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