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Flu vaccine and egg allergy?
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Posted 27 May 2019 - 07:45 PM
Does anybody have a child with a severe (anaphylactic) allergy to egg who has had the flu vaccine this season?
If so, did they require additional monitoring?
(My understanding is that the flu vaccine contains a very small amount of egg protein but that it can still be given to those with egg allergy. One GP did not feel comfortable giving my 4 yo egg allergic DD the flu shot and referred her to have it at a hospital immunisation clinic, but there is a one month wait.)
Posted 27 May 2019 - 08:17 PM
Our allergy specialist advises all her egg allergy patients to have the vaccine. DD was allergic to egg and the GP was reluctant until I called her specialist for advice. (DD grew out of her egg allergy thankfully)
Posted 28 May 2019 - 06:55 AM
We have egg allergy and so always have vax done by GP with a wait afterwards to make sure all is ok. Have never had any probs.
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