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Influenza vaccine safe for patients with egg allergy


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.


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.