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Scripps Allergist Discusses New Guidelines on Egg Allergies and Flu Shot

Media quote John Kelso, MD, co-author of new guidelines

Patient getting flu shot, 2017

Media quote John Kelso, MD, co-author of new guidelines

John Kelso, MD, an allergist and immunologist at Scripps Clinic Carmel Valley, is co-author of new updated practice guidelines for the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. The guidelines, based on extensive research, conclude that people who have egg allergies are not at an increased risk of experiencing an adverse reaction from the flu vaccine. Most influenza vaccinations are made using chicken eggs.


Read the story on CNN: Allergic to eggs? You can now get the flu shot now guidelines say.


Read the story in Forbes: Having an egg allergy is no longer an excuse to skip getting a flu shot.


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