Flu Vaccine Safe for Kids with Egg Allergies

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Flu Vaccine Safe for Kids with Egg Allergies
Thu, 01-31-2013 - 3:59pm

Researchers at the Univeristy of Michigan found that the flu shot is safe for children even with a severe egg allergy: 

“But this study shows these children, all of whom either had anaphylaxis or a severe allergic reaction from egg, can tolerate the vaccine. That’s important because we know it’s crucial that children get a vaccine to avoid the flu, especially this year as we’ve seen such an increase in cases and severity. The benefits outweigh the risks,” he continued.

Read more at: http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2013/01/26/u-m-children-with-egg-allergies-can-safely-receive-flu-vaccine/

Do you feel that it's beneficial for your child to get a flu shot if they have an egg allergy?  Does this study put your mind at ease at all?