Science Questions

Sat, 15th Oct 2005

Part of the show Avian Flu, How Flu Spreads and How to Avoid It

Question

Mike in Mouldon asked:

My wife has had a letter from the doctor about a flu jab. But it also - that if she has an egg allergy, she's not to attend. Why?

Answer

This is because the flu vaccine is grown in eggs, so there will be a smidgen of contaminating egg in the final vaccine. If she's allergic, she might get a reaction so it's best not to go along.

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