Saturday, 21 July 2018
Latest news
Main » People with Egg Allergies Shouldn't Worry About the Flu Shot, Guidelines Say

People with Egg Allergies Shouldn't Worry About the Flu Shot, Guidelines Say

20 December 2017

For some licensed preparations, the viruses were grown in chicken eggs and therefore the vaccine contained trace amounts of egg protein which can induce immediate hypersensitivity reactions.

"Egg allergy affects almost 2% of children, and around 29% of these children may have asthma", Matthew Greenhawt, MD, MBA, MSc, lead author of the practice parameter, chair of ACAAI Food Allergy Committee, Children's Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, told MD Magazine. In the past, people with egg allergy were advised to explore egg-free flu vaccination options.

It's still early in the flu season, but hospitals in Hamilton are already beginning to plan for a "surge" in visits to the emergency room. It's not too late to get a flu shot, health officials said.

The authors conclude by stating that "Vaccine providers and screening questionnaires do not need to ask about the egg allergy status of recipients of influenza vaccine".

Require longer-than-normal observation periods after the shot. No one in the studies had a severe reaction. The new guidelines reinforce the fact that the flu vaccine is safe and effective for everyone - even those with egg allergies.

Jonghyun, lead singer of K-pop group Shinee, dies
Kim also launched a solo career in 2015, with his debut studio album "She Is" peaking at No. 1 on the South Korean charts. He was scheduled to hold concerts with SHINee members in Tokyo and Osaka in February, Yonhap reported.

The researchers concluded that someone who is allergic to eggs is not at an increased risk of experiencing an adverse reaction to the flu vaccine.

Khan said there is also an intranasal spray version of the vaccine for those who don't want the needle.

These recommendations from the allergy community are consistent with those from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics, all emphasizing the safety and importance of egg-allergic patients receiving their annual influenza vaccine.

Symptoms of the flu include fever, cough, sore throat, runny/stuffy nose, headache, muscle aches and extreme fatigue.

The guidelines come just as flu season is at its peak this year.

Two security guards killed as Daesh attack intelligence training centre in Kabul
In neighboring Pakistan, the IS group claimed responsibility for a December 17 suicide attack on a church. Another government official said the attack was near the intelligence agency training center.

"You may be able to pass on the flu to someone else before you know you are sick, as well as while you are sick", the agency says.

The DPH said more than 250 people tested positive for the flu as of early December.

As for how effective this year's vaccine will be?

"My understanding is there's definitely some open beds at this time, we have the capacity to open extra beds if needed still", Khan said.

Benteke scores first of season as Palace win at Leicester
Riyad Mahrez gave the ball away which allowed Benteke to stride forward, hold off the challenge of Ndidi and find Zaha. We needed to have more quickness, more quality in the play and it was not possible today.

People with Egg Allergies Shouldn't Worry About the Flu Shot, Guidelines Say