Tuesday, December 19, 2017 09:15 AM

FLU SHOT SAFE EVEN WITH AN EGG ALLERGY

By Robert Preidt

HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, Dec. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It's safe for people with an egg allergy[1] to get a flu shot[2], says a leading U.S. allergists' group.

Doctors no longer need to question patients about egg allergy[3] before giving the vaccine[4], according to an updated guideline from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

"When someone gets a flu shot[5], health care[6] providers often ask if they are allergic to eggs[7]," said guideline lead author Dr. Matthew Greenhawt.

"We want health care providers and people with egg allergy to know there is no need to ask this question anymore, and no need to take any special precautions," said Greenhawt, ...

News source: WebMD

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