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CDC Recommends Flu Vaccine Option to People with Egg Allergies

Posted on Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending that people with egg allergies get FluBlok, an immunization against influenza.

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted, 13 to 0, in favor of recommending FluBlok during the 2013-2014 influenza season for vaccination of persons 18 through 49 years of age with egg allergy of any severity. FluBlok was licensed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in January 2013. Unlike current production methods for other available seasonal influenza vaccines, FluBlok does not use the influenza virus or chicken eggs in its manufacturing process.

The ACIP recommends that individuals with a severe egg allergy consult with a physician about their allergic conditions prior to vaccination if FluBlok is not available.

Additional information about FluBlok can be found at

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