Asked by: Georgel Guldenpennig
asked in category: General Last Updated: 12th February, 2020

Can you take flu shot if allergic to latex?

Latex warning issued for flu shot. While reactions to latex are rare, anyone who has a severe allergy to latex should not receive Fluad. Patients 65 and over can still be safely vaccinated with an alternative trivalent influenza vaccine, Fluzone High-Dose through the NIP.

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Also, is there a latex free flu vaccine?

Latex isn't found in the flu vaccine, it's in the syringe. Answer: It's not the vaccine itself that may contain latex; it's the prefilled syringes that are the potential problem. I say "potential," because there are several manufacturers that do not use latex in the manufacturing of their flu vaccine.

Also Know, which flu vaccine is safe for egg allergy? For the 2019-2020 flu season, there are two vaccines licensed for use that are manufactured without the use of eggs and are considered egg-free: Flublok Quadrivalent (licensed for use in adults 18 years and older) Flucelvax Quadrivalent (licensed for use in people 4 years and older)

Just so, can you get the flu shot with an egg allergy?

Yes, you can. Some flu vaccines are made using eggs. As a result, the vaccines have tiny amounts of egg proteins in them. However, this doesn't necessarily mean that if you're allergic to eggs you can't get a flu shot.

Does afluria have latex?

A single 0.25 mL dose of AFLURIA contains half of these quantities. The rubber tip cap and plunger used for the preservative-free, single-dose syringes and the rubber stoppers used for the multi-dose vial were not made with natural rubber latex.

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