Getting the flu shot while being allergic to eggs - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Getting the flu shot while being allergic to eggs

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We have a good question from a viewer. She says she's allergic to eggs and had always heard that you can't get a flu shot if you have that allergy.  She asks, "is that still the case?"  Here's what we found out... The flu vaccine contains a very small amount of egg protein. That's why health providers ask if you're allergic to eggs before giving the shot.  However, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology says studies have shown that even individuals with confirmed egg allergy can receive the flu vaccine with certain precautions. First, you should get the vaccine from your doctor, and plan on staying there for a 30 minute observation period after getting the shot.

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