Flu shot is safe for people with egg allergies, government panel says

Flu jab doctors

"There are hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations, and tens of thousands of deaths in the United States every year because of the flu, most of which could be prevented with a flu shot", allergist Dr. John Kelso, a member of the allergy association and coauthor of the new guidelines says in a statement.

The Department of Public Health said it received reports of influenza covering at least half of the state. "But it's going to continue through January and February, so get your flu shot as soon as you can".

The researchers concluded that someone who is allergic to eggs is not at an increased risk of experiencing an adverse reaction to the flu vaccine.

"We have to wait and see what happens from there", he said. "And there are a lot of H1N1 and B viruses out there", she said.

According to numbers obtained through a Freedom of Information request filed by the New Democratic Party, hospitals at Hamilton Health Sciences have been running over capacity since October a year ago.

However, doctors said she might want to reconsider, especially with the flu already widespread.

In September this year, the occupancy rate of acute medical and surgical beds at HHS was 108.8 per cent.

See an allergy specialist for the flu shot.

Parents and guardians are required to give consent before their child receives the flu nasal spray vaccine in school.

Eggs are used in the vaccine-manufacturing process to incubate the viral strains, Bergen explains, which leaves trace amounts of egg in the resulting flu shot.

"When someone gets a flu shot, health care providers often ask if they are allergic to eggs", says allergist Matthew Greenhawt, MD, chair of the ACAAI Food Allergy Committee and lead author of the practice parameter.

However, not everyone in that range has been able to get the vaccine to date.

"That doesn't rule out that somebody might react to the influenza vaccine", Greenhawt said.

It's only when you begin to have difficulty breathing and retaining fluids, or if it's a toddler less than three-months old with a high fever, should the emergency department be the first destination.

"We're crossing our fingers up here", Jones said.

There were seven flu-related pediatric deaths during the previous two flu seasons combined, ODH reported.

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