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Posted on: Sat, 11/04/2006 - 1:28am
austin2001's picture
Joined: 05/03/2002 - 09:00

My son just got the flu shot yesterday. His allergist skin pricked him with the vaccine and also tested him for egg again. His egg skin prick was positive, but the flu vaccine was ok. He also had some intradermal testing and ended up getting stuck with 5 mini doses of the flu shot, every 15 minutes. He had been off his zyrtec prior to adminisitration and testing so that the true reaction would show. He was given a dose of zyrtec after the testing and shots were given. He did really well...and didn't even cry when given the shots....i feel relieved that he is now immunized....

Posted on: Sat, 11/04/2006 - 9:27am
lilpig99's picture
Joined: 12/22/2005 - 09:00

Glad to hear your little guys did and is doing fine!

Posted on: Sun, 11/05/2006 - 2:39am
Wendi's picture
Joined: 01/19/2006 - 09:00

Hmmmm... I have 2 children with egg allergies and had 2 allergists and the pediatrician tell us NOBODY in the house could get the flu shot, or we had to stay away from them for 2 days, even though I have asthma! My GP backed them all up.
Has anyone who got a flu shot had a problem with their egg-allergic child during the couple of days following the shot?

Posted on: Sun, 11/05/2006 - 3:08am
Carefulmom's picture
Joined: 01/03/2002 - 09:00

My dd had an anaphylactic reaction to egg requiring epi, and I was told to be sure to get the flu shot each year because dd could not have it (due to history of anaphylaxis to egg rather than just egg allergy). So I got the flu shot every year for 7 years and dd did not have any problem. Avoiding flu shot because your child is egg allergic or ana to egg doesn`t make sense. The egg protein isn`t going to somehow get from you to your child.

Posted on: Sun, 11/05/2006 - 3:24am
Corvallis Mom's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

I agree--- the only contraindication I am aware of is with FluMist (which is a modified live vaccine...) not being suitable for anyone who is asthmatic OR for caregivers of high-risk patients. If you are a caregiver for someone with AIDS or another immune system deficiency, then you are not supposed to get [i]any[/i] live vaccinations, as you may briefly shed virus.
But I have ALWAYS gotten flu shots (though every so often I end up taking Benadryl for a week afterwards, as I have an 'outgrown' egg allergy). My daughter has an anaphylactic egg allergy as well, and has [i]never[/i] been vaccinated for influenza. [i]Us[/i] being vaccinated is the only protection she has. Totally nonsensical to think that this would present some kind of problem to her w/r to her egg allergy. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/confused.gif[/img] Are you sure you didn't misunderstand? I mean, if your child is in contact with other people, he or she is almost certainly contacting people who have recently been vaccinated, right?

Posted on: Mon, 11/06/2006 - 5:56am
Samber's picture
Joined: 06/22/2006 - 09:00

that is actually how i found out about my daughter even having an egg allergy. she had never even been given egg before. she broke out in aggressive hives about 15 min after her flu shot. then was tested for egg allergy. i would suggest to never get flu shot if you are allergic to egg.
sorry computer having problem with caps

Posted on: Tue, 11/07/2006 - 12:06am
DianeL's picture
Joined: 01/27/2005 - 09:00

It's different for every child, of course, but my daughter had a mild allergy to egg whites (facial hives with ingestion), but was always given the flu shot anyway due to asthma. Although she no longer has an egg allergy, her reaction to the shot is now as it always was - slight cold symptoms, sometimes low grade fever. I always have her get it on a Fraiday so she doesn't miss any school. The doctors always feel the reaction is better than the flu would be on a child with asthma.

Posted on: Fri, 11/10/2006 - 6:44am
milosmom's picture
Joined: 05/30/2006 - 09:00

My son is ana to eggs and yesterday at Mt. Sinai they did a SPT for the two variations of the vaccine they have. He didn't react so they proceeded to inject some of each vaccine right under the skin and waited for a reaction. He reacted to the Fluzone (US vaccine for kids) but not the Fluvinex (I think that's what it was- it's approved for kids in Europe but not yet in the US). They gave him the vaccine and had us wait in the office for 1/2 hr. He didn't react. They told me that the European version has a lower concentration of egg than the Fluzone. You might want to check with your allergist and get the SPT for both.

Posted on: Fri, 11/10/2006 - 6:48am
melissa's picture
Joined: 07/05/2004 - 09:00

DS (allergic to pn, tn, eggs) got his flu shot today in 2 doses...no problems.

Posted on: Tue, 10/17/2006 - 4:47am
TheHon74's picture
Joined: 10/17/2006 - 09:00

My daughter's pediatrican won't even give my daughter the flu shot due to her egg allergies. you may want to skip it. She is 15 months and didn't have one last year either. My Ped. said he would rather deal with the flu than the reaction to the shot, but that both me and my husband MUDT get the shot.



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