oa Current Allergy & Clinical Immunology - Influenza vaccination in egg-allergic patients : current guidelines, case report and discussion : short report

Volume 27, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1609-3607



The inactivated Influenza vaccine is manufactured via propagation of the virus in hen's egg, hence there is a potential for the vaccine to contain residual egg protein. As such, there has been much confusion about the use and safety of the influenza vaccine in egg allergic patients. Egg allergic patients are at increased risk of co-morbid atopic conditions such as asthma, which is a common indication for the influenza vaccine. This short report presents an illustrative case of a child with egg allergy requiring an influenza vaccine, and describes the latest indications and guidelines for the influenza vaccine in egg allergic patients.

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