Egg Allergy and the Flu Vaccine

A notice today has taken a significant amount of uncertainty regarding egg allergy and the flu vaccine. We have seen a number of changes over the past few years. The flu vaccine-egg connection is going down the pathway that the MMR vaccination has taken.

The most recent recommendation is that all children should get the flu vaccine regardless of egg sensitivity or egg allergy. Skin testing to the vaccine and the use of split doses is no longer recommended. If the history is egg anaphylaxis, the vaccination should be performed in the allergist’s office.

Details from the recommendations written by Drs. Kelso, Li, and Greenhawt are available.



December 1, 2011 В· fleickly В· 2 Comments
Tags:  В· Posted in: Allergy in Children, Egg Allergy, Influenza vaccine

2 Responses

  1. andrea johnston - December 30, 2011

    I recieved your name from another mom. She told me that you helped with an allergy group that had an EE subgroup. I was wondering if that was still active. We see dr Schaeffer Gi and Dr. Frank Wu at Payton Manning Childrens Hospital. We found out when my son was 10 months old that he had EE. He is now 3. He has multiple aversions and I would love to find other moms who have the same issues. Dr. Schaeffer is helping me to give out my info to moms she sees with EE kiddos, but so far only one has been interested. This has been a long hard path and I would love to have as much support and knowledge as I can.

    Thank you for any information you may have,

    Andrea Johnston
    Mom to Cameron

  2. fleickly - January 6, 2012

    Thanks for posting a comment. I am not aware of any local groups for EE. A recent family has gone ‘onlne’ for this.
    Another resource is either Dr. Vitalpur or Dr. Gupta. Dr. Vitalpur is my partner and he is invvolved with Dr. Gupta in a EE signature center. I am not sure if you need a referral for an apointment there, but they offer a multi-specialty approach to the problem.
    I hope that gives you a few leads,
    Warmest regards,