User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


35° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Healthbeat

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

New Flu Shot Recommendation For Egg Allergy

January 10, 2012, 5:06 PM by Casey Wonnenberg

New Flu Shot Recommendation For Egg Allergy
SIOUX FALLS, SD - For years, people with egg allergies were told not to get vaccinated for influenza, because the shot could contain egg protein. But that's no longer the case.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization now recommends that people with egg allergies receive the flu shot, especially if they only have had mild egg-allergic reactions, such as hives.

The recommendation does not apply to the nasal spray influenza vaccine. And even though we're already two months into the flu season, health officials are urging everyone who isn't vaccinated already to get a shot.

"The vaccine is safe, and it's really quite effective, especially when more and more of us get vaccinated," Sanford Infectious Disease Doctor Wendell Hoffman said.

So far this year's flu season has been mild compared to past years with only eight cases reported in South Dakota.

Last flu season, there were 43 reports of the flu by this time.  Two years ago, during the H1N1 pandemic, almost 1,900  people had had the flu.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





RELATED STORIES


Sponsored
 

View healthbeat

You may also like

South Dakota Receives 'F' In Tobacco Control

2/3/2016 2:15 PM

Failing - that's the grade South Dakota gets in a new report on reducing tobacco use.

Full Story
Super Bowl And Heart Attacks

2/2/2016 6:19 PM

For most fans, excitement is perfectly healthy. But Cardiologist Kelly Steffen says it can be dangerous for those with underlying heart conditions.

Full Story | Watch
Healthy Snacks For The Super Bowl

2/4/2016 6:20 PM

The average American eats 6,000 calories on Super Bowl Sunday.

Full Story | Watch
Stretching During The Super Bowl

2/3/2016 6:19 PM

Even though none of us are playing in the Super Bowl this Sunday, we could end up with sore, tight muscles after the big game.

Full Story | Watch
The Psychology Behind Being A Super Fan

2/1/2016 6:17 PM

What creates these so-called super fans? To find out, we asked therapist Karla Harmon.

Full Story | Watch


Events