Im due to have my flu jab but at the moment im on a egg free diet. But remember reading somewhere that the injection isnt suitable for those with an egg allergy. I dont know if i have an egg allergy as i havent eatten any since i was 5 yrs old,and only had food containing egg in the ingredients eg cakes. Cant stand the taste of egg or even the smell of them cooking. Yuk! My consultant thought it would be worthwhile avoiding all eggs for a few weeks and seeing if my asthma improved. My lungs seem to be behaving themselves at the moment and i feel less itchy, so im beginning to wonder if i do have a problem with egg.
I dont want to avoid the flu jab as i caught flu last year in September and then got pneumonia. I really dont want to go through that again! Though in past years when i had the jab, 10 minutes after i always get really wheezy and end up being sent to a&e. But think would rather have a wheezy day or two than months recovering from flu.
Does anybody with a egg allergy have the flu jab or is it considered too risky? Im going to speak to my gp, but just wondered what others do. Is there an egg free flu jab? Or any other alternatives.