Archives for April 2013

Allergic to Eggs? Flu Shot OK?

New information indicates that egg-allergic patients can now get flu shots. About 20% of the population comes down with influenza every year, and vaccination is an effective strategy to prevent it. But patients with egg allergy have been told that they couldn't be vaccinated because chicken eggs are used in making vaccine. Consequently, there was theoretical concern that traces of egg protein could trigger a serious allergic reaction.But new … [Read more...]