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Influenza vaccine safe for patients with egg allergy

KEY POINT

The influenza vaccine, both the inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV) and live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), can be safely administered to patients with a history of an egg allergy, including a severe allergy, with no special precautions and no need for select non–egg based vaccines, according to an updated practice parameter published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

SOURCES

Greenhawt M, et al. Administration of influenza vaccines to egg allergic recipients: A practice parameter update 2017. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2018;120(1):49–52.

CDC. Flu vaccine and people with egg allergies. Accessed January 30, 2018.