It’s called “FluBlock.” And it’s made without eggs in the recipe.
The flu vaccines that have been around for years are typically manufactured with the help of eggs — the virus is grown and incubated in an egg before it is inactivated, then put in vaccine form.
So … in years past — egg allergies and flu shots were a no-go. That will change this upcoming flu season.
If you have egg allergies, you probably can get this one.
The main drawback: age. At this point, it is only approved for adults ages 18-49.
No kids (who incidentally are most prone to egg allergies) will be given this new vaccine — at least, not yet.