September 29, 2014
Influenza vaccine is safe for children with egg allergies, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, and it recommends the vaccine for those children, along with those who have asthma.
“Because the influenza vaccine is grown in eggs, it contains trace amounts of egg,” Michael Foggs, MD, ACAAI president, said in a press release. “Despite that, we know that administration is safe, and children with egg allergies should be vaccinated. We recommend that, as with any vaccine, all personnel facilities administering flu shots have procedures in place for the rare instance of anaphylaxis.”