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Egg Allergy Is No Longer a Contraindication for the Flu Vaccine
11/13/12 6:21 PM
 
The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology released an update on Oct 1, 2013: Egg Allergic Children Now Have No Barriers to Flu Shot  The following is a blog post from KFA's Medical Advisory Team from 2012: 2012 UPDATE...
 
1/23/13 1:25 PM
 
Blog Entry by Kids With Food Allergies offline
Children With Egg Allergies Can Safely Receive Flu Vaccine, Multi-Center Study Finds"The new study, published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, is good news for children who've had severe egg allergies, given the prevalence of the...
 
U.S. Federal Government Releases Guidelines for Food Allergy Management in Schools and Care Centers
11/5/13 1:41 PM
 
Blog Entry by Kids With Food Allergies offline
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has released voluntary guidelines for schools and education programs on how to manage students' food allergies. In 2006, about 88% of schools had one or more students with a food allergy. Studies show that...
 
Egg Allergy Is No Longer a Contraindication for the Flu Vaccine
1/24/13 8:18 AM
 
Comment by maple offline
My dd received the flu shot for the first time this year.  She has had severe reactions to miniscule amounts of egg. But she had no reaction to the flu shot! It was quite a relief.  Her allergist, who sees many kids with severe egg allergy,...
 
Egg Allergy Is No Longer a Contraindication for the Flu Vaccine
11/15/12 10:47 PM
 
Comment by kandicejo offline
I'm pleased to see more studies being done on this topic. More information means we can all make more qualified informed decisions.
 
Egg Allergy Is No Longer a Contraindication for the Flu Vaccine
11/14/12 10:24 AM
 
Comment by MamaOf6 offline
My son is extremely allergic to egg and gelatin when used in vaccines.  When he was 4 years old, he had a severe reaction to his shots.  Two months later, he received the flu vaccine (h1n1 as well as reg flu) and had the same reaction within...
 
Egg Allergy Is No Longer a Contraindication for the Flu Vaccine
11/14/12 4:58 PM
 
Comment by scadiz offline
I don't feel like this is right, because my little one had a flu shot and he is allergic to eggs and had a severe reaction to it.  
 
Egg Allergy Is No Longer a Contraindication for the Flu Vaccine
11/14/12 5:21 PM
 
I'm sorry to hear that your children had reactions to the flu vaccine.  Other components of the flu vaccine like gelatin can cause allergic reactions in some children.  Your allergist can sort that out.  And of course, if your child did...
 
Egg Allergy Is No Longer a Contraindication for the Flu Vaccine
11/14/12 9:23 PM
 
Comment by Belgiumite offline
If it's so safe, why is it recommended that it be given in an allergist's/pediatrician's office?  Also, why wouldn't the mist be safe?  It sounds like good news but I think I'll still give it a few years for my son in case they change their...
 
Egg Allergy Is No Longer a Contraindication for the Flu Vaccine
11/14/12 9:35 PM
 
Belgiumite - the flu mist contains live virus; it's a different type of vaccine.  The studies the updated recommendations were made on were based on the injectable form of the vaccine.   dvk - as a consumer, you make the decisions for your...
 
Egg Allergy Is No Longer a Contraindication for the Flu Vaccine
11/14/12 10:11 PM
 
Comment by aost offline
Our allergist says that they have never had an egg-allergic child react iwith ana to the flu vaccine.  They give it in the office to be on the safe side (they have all the rescue meds in the unlikely event there should be a reaction).  My...
 
Egg Allergy Is No Longer a Contraindication for the Flu Vaccine
11/15/12 2:19 PM
 
Comment by Rynda offline
My daughter is allergic to eggs and has never passed a flu vaccine skin test.  This year is the first time she's ever had a flu vaccine.  She developed a rash (not common with her) several hours later.  While this may be a reaction to...
 
Egg Allergy Is No Longer a Contraindication for the Flu Vaccine
1/14/13 2:24 PM
 
Comment by Lynda offline
Now that the flu is epidemic, more information is being distributed through the media regarding this issue of egg allergy and the flu vaccine.   Here is one from National Jewish Health in Denver that came out today.   Changing Advice:...
 
 
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