Egg allergy is one of the most common food allergies among children in the US and is second only to milk allergy. It affects about 1.3% of all children and 0.2% of all adults in the US. Because the influenza vaccine contains a small amount of egg protein, people with egg allergy were typically told to avoid it. This has left patients and families with egg allergy with questions about safety of flu shots.
So, can someone with egg allergy get a flu shot? The short answer is, yes! A skin test may be needed to see if you're truly allergic to eggs. A nurse or doctor will scratch a tiny... Read More