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Study says those with egg allergies can get flu shots

Study says those with egg allergies can get flu shots
Posted at 11:56 AM, Dec 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-19 08:06:35-05

(CNN) - A new report suggests that people with egg allergies can now get a traditional flu shot.

Previously, people with egg allergies were advised to find egg-free vaccination options because most flu vaccines are manufactured using chicken eggs.

But a new paper published in the "Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology" found the flu shot to be safe for those with egg allergies.

Researchers said regardless of severity, those with egg allergies can receive the vaccine without special precautions.

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