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For which vaccines is an egg allergy a contraindication?

Yellow fever is contraindicated for people who have a history of a severe (anaphylactic) allergy to eggs.

ACIP and CDC no longer consider egg allergy of any severity to be a contraindication or precaution to egg-based influenza vaccines. A person with egg allergy of any severity may receive any influenza vaccine that is appropriate for the person’s age and health status. When administering an egg-based influenza vaccine to a person with egg allergy of any severity, no additional safety precautions are needed, beyond those recommended when administering any vaccine to any recipient.

For more details about giving influenza vaccine to people with a history of egg allergy, go to for a link to the current ACIP recommendations for influenza vaccination.

Last reviewed: September 19, 2022

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