Good news if you have an egg allergy and are looking to stay healthy and flu-free this season. The CDC has updated their guidelines on egg allergy flu vaccines, which means, if this is you, you'll now require observation only 30 minutes after receiving the vaccine.
In the past, people with the this specific allergy were advised to find an egg-free vaccination option, given that most vaccines are made using chicken eggs.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices now says, those with severe allergic reactions to eggs can be vaccinated in an inpatient or outpatient setting under the supervision of any health care provider qualified to recognize and manage severe allergic conditions.
This announcement comes during what experts refer to as the "peak" flu season - from December to February.
For more details on the CDC's latest updates pertaining to this particular issue and general overall benefits of flu vaccinations, visit their website.