Hi all, I'm a newbie but have browsed the boards for some time and found loads of useful information, so am very grateful for that. However, I have a question I can't seem to find any posts about.
I went for my annual asthma review at my new practice a couple of weeks ago and the asthma nurse asked me if I wanted the flu vaccine. I haven't had this before as my old asthma nurse wouldn't do it because I have a problem with eggs (gastro issues) and quite a few allergies/uricaria.
I discussed this with her and she said she fully understood but thought there was a vaccine which wasn't grown in eggs that I could have. This week one of the GP's rang to say that if I have a true egg allergy (ie swollen lips, urticaria etc) I can't have the normal vaccine but if it's just gastro then I can. Unfortunately the reaction to eggs has never been established as my old GP refused to send me for allergy testing when I asked. The other vaccine isn't available at the practice.
BUT if I do go ahead and have it I must stay on the premises for an hour in case I have a reaction to it.
I said I would think about it but quite honestly I am worried about the thought of it.
Has anyone else been in this situation? What did you decide and if you went ahead were you ok?