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Question: Flu Shot

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We are currently experiencing a “tridemic” of influenza, RSV, and COVID-19.

Which the following about influenza vaccines is INCORRECT:


pemsou5_wp • December 13, 2022

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  1. Kelly December 20, 2022 - 11:52 am Reply

    C) People with a severe anaphylactic allergy reaction to eggs cannot receive the influenza vaccine
    Children as young as 6 months old can be vaccinated against influenza. Inactivated influenza vaccines can be co-administered with the COVID-19 bivalent booster, as well as with anti-virals such as oseltamivir. The intranasal live attenuated influenza vaccine can be co-administered with other live vaccines, but if not given simultaneously then should be given 4 weeks apart. There are completely egg-free options for flu vaccines, such as cell-based (Flucelvax) and recombinant (Flublok), and even if they are not available, it is recommended that severely egg-allergic people be vaccinated, but under medical observation. All 2022-2023 flu vaccines are quadrivalent, protecting against 2 strains of influenza A and 2 strains of influenza B.

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