|Egg Allergy and Flu Shots|
The FDA has finally approved a flu vaccine that is not cultured in egg protein. Flucelvax is produced using cultured animal cells. While the vaccine has not been tested on egg allergic people, the idea is that this would be a safe vaccine for those with egg allergy. It is currently only approved for people 18 and older.
For kids with egg allergy, the regular flu vaccine is typically safe. Talk to your allergist or doctor about the benefits and risks of your egg allergic child being given the vaccine. Allergists can often administer the flu vaccine under controlled conditions in their office.