Can I get an influenza vaccine if I am allergic to eggs?

Question: 
Can I get an influenza vaccine if I am allergic to eggs?
 
Answer: 

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization says that people who are allergic to eggs, including those who have experienced anaphylaxis (life-threatening allergy) after eating eggs, can be safely vaccinated with a full dose of inactivated or live attenuated influenza vaccine. This recommendation is supported by more and more research that shows it is safe to vaccinate people who are allergic to eggs using inactivated or live attenuated influenza vaccines. 

Date last reviewed: 
Wednesday, Nov 03, 2021