Reckless Endangerment – June 17, 2011Posted in: Articles Print PDF
William C. Douglass II, M.D.
June 17, 2011
William C. Douglass Jr, MD
Can’t get a flu shot due to an egg allergy?
Researchers say you should get one anyway — even if you’re a kid who could suffer a life-ending reaction to the vaccine.
And to prove their point, they say some docs have already given the shots to allergic kids, and no one has died… not yet, anyway.
Since the vaccine is grown in chicken eggs, kids with egg allergies are usually given just a little bit of the shot first… and if they’re still breathing 30 minutes later, they get a little more.