Can a person with an egg allergy receive the 2019 influenza vaccine?

28 May 2019

 

Egg allergy is not a contraindication to receiving the 2019 influenza vaccine and people with egg allergy, including anaphylaxis, can be safely vaccinated with influenza vaccines.

People with a history of anaphylaxis to egg can be vaccinated with a full vaccine dose in medical facilities with staff experienced in recognising and treating anaphylaxis.

All staff performing vaccinations should be able to recognise and treat anaphylaxis.

Further information

For more information, see the Influenza Immunisation pathway on HealthPathways Sydney or HealthPathways South Eastern Sydney