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Flu vaccine for those who are allergic to eggs

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Those who are highly allergic to eggs can now get a flu shot.  The FDA has given the ok to the first seasonal flu vaccine made without chicken eggs.

Flucelvax is made using cultured animal cells.  It is said to be just as safe and effective as the traditional flu shot.

The FDA has only approved the Flucelvax for adults who are 18 years or older.

Flucelvax has been used in Europe for five years.

 

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