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You are subscribed to CDC’s Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) email subscription service. The Inactivated Influenza vaccine information statement has received a slight update and is now available.
A minor change has been made to the first bullet in Section 3 (Some people should not get this vaccine), removing a specific mention of egg allergy, and noting the availability of an egg-free influenza vaccine.
Note that the previous (original) version of this VIS was not incorrect . . . and providers who have already printed out copies of that version do NOT need to discard them. The edition date (July 26, 2013) of this VIS has not changed.
Severely egg-allergic patients should be made aware that an egg-free flu vaccine is available. Details will be found in the upcoming ACIP influenza recommendations for the 2013-14 flu season.