Can people with an egg allergy receive the influenza vaccine?
People with egg allergy may be safely vaccinated with influenza (flu) vaccine.
The current influenza vaccines distributed in Australia and New Zealand are derived from influenza virus and grown in hen’s egg. Once purified, the amount of residual egg ovalbumin present in each vaccine dose is usually less than 1 microgram. This is substantially less than the amount of egg protein that is likely to trigger reactions in people with egg allergy, which is estimated at 130 micrograms taken orally