Please note: the information below has been updated according to the latest recommendations on the safety of the flu shot for those with an egg allergy. It is safe for ALL people with an egg allergy to receive an annual flu shot. This is true no matter how severe your egg allergy was in the past. This includes anaphylaxis (a severe allergic reaction) to egg.
A 2012 study offered more reassurance that kids with egg allergies can be safely vaccinated against the flu.
The flu shots contain traces of egg and studies have shown that the risk of anaphylaxis appears sufficiently low for patients with egg allergy.