Allergens are now pursuing a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on egg allergies and flu vaccines.
If you have received the flu vaccine, and I hope you have, then the health care provider may ask whether you have egg allergy, or submit to you a screening and agreement about this problem.
Until recently, if your answer was yes, you would not get a flu shot. This is because most flu vaccines are grown in eggs and may contain small amounts of protein. There is no evidence that influenza vaccine can cause of egg allergy crowd allergic reaction, but think it is best safe rather than sorry, so don’t influenza vaccination requirements of people who are allergic to eggs.
But recent research suggests that even with severe egg allergies also no longer is the reason to avoid the flu vaccine, so the American academy of allergy, asthma and immune institute said in Tuesday’s “practice parameters” in the update, now prior to influenza vaccine in is no longer a need to trouble about egg allergy.
Allergy experts recently updated the practice guide co-author John kelsoe told me: “provider or screening questionnaire for no reason in flu vaccines before to ask if someone is allergic to eggs.
The U.S. centers for disease control and prevention’s immune planning advisory committee (ACIP) updated its guidelines on egg allergy during the flu season and reiterated its current flu season. The ACIP says anyone with an egg allergy can accept any flu vaccine that is suitable for age. ACIP added, however, the response to the egg is more serious than measles – breathing difficulties, dizziness and vomiting – should be in medical institutions, such as a doctor’s office or clinic vaccinated, so they can be able to identify and manage health care professionals to monitor the severe allergic symptoms.
In October, however, the American academy of pediatrics flu season suggestion in its current pointed out that “any serious egg allergy of influenza vaccines, the children are acceptable without any vaccine recommended additional precautions.”
There are two types of flu vaccines based on eggs, but according to the practice of the trained allergist parameters, history of allergic asthma, asthma history no approved vaccine for children under the age of four, and immunology. But their manufacturers avoid using eggs not because of allergies, but because they want to produce flu vaccines faster, Kelso says.
Studies have shown that the amount of eggs in a flu vaccine is less than 1 microgram. A microgram is one millionth of a gram, or, if you’re not metric, 28,349,523.125 micrograms is an ounce. In other words, a dose of influenza vaccine in egg protein quantity is so less, so that the allergy, experts say, in their practice parameters, even in the most severe recipients of egg allergy, is also unlikely to cause reactions.
The latest update, published in the annals of allergy, asthma and immunology, removes the last hurdle: vaccination against people with egg allergies. Or for people who think they have an egg allergy. Kelly is San Diego, Scripps Clinic (Scripps’s a-clinic) allergies, asthma and immunology department of a teacher, he says, as many as 2% of children allergic to eggs, but almost all the children will grow up in the 1st or 2nd grade.
However, some adults still think they are allergic to eggs and avoid the flu vaccine. “The term allergy is very versatile,” kelso says. In other words, some adults might think they’re allergic to eggs, because they don’t feel that hot after eating a plate of cocktails because of indigestion.
Kelso and his co-authors point out that the risk of not getting a flu vaccine is far greater than the risk of getting a flu shot. (FluMist, the vaccine for the nasal 2-49 people, each agent containing protein protein content is lower than the influenza vaccine, for allergy practitioner, for people with allergies is safe, but for the last flu season, ACIP recommendations do not use FluMist, because it is effective for children and adolescents, and vaccine website still says it should not give serious of people who are allergic to eggs.)
Nearly a third of children with an egg allergy are also suffering from asthma, so the risk of their flu-related drugs may be higher, the authors write. They note that during the 2015-2016 flu season, more than 15,000 U.S. children under the age of five were hospitalized for the flu, with an estimated 124 deaths in the United States each year.