Brennen, the article seems hopeful for those of us allergic to eggs. The thing is, it doesn’t seem like they are moving fast enough or are going to move much faster anytime soon. :(
Occam, I don’t know if the risk is microscopic. I’m also allergic to Penicillian and related drugs. The risk is hardly microscopic or at least I do not consider potential death microscopic. I lost three days of my life when it was given to me around the age of 7 or 8. I remember having a rash, laying in a lazyboy feeling miserable while my mother was on the phone talking to someone about me, and then I was out of it. The next thing I remember is waking up in an unfamiliar place and my mother telling me if I took penicillian again, the doctors said I could die and it was three days later. That is hardly a microscopic risk not to mention confusing to a little kid as to how medicine the dr gives you could kill you. I’ve had a medic alert ever since then. I hated the necklace as a kid, but as an adult, I understand it better and I traded it for a keychain alert which keep on me- esp if I leave home.
I’m not saying the same thing could happen if I took the flu vaccine, but there is a reason why they refuse to give it to us individuals with egg allergies. IF the potential is that of a Penicillian allergy, then I can understand and if that is the case, they need to come up with something better. Preferably sooner than later. The flu or even flu-like symptoms is no fun, esp when you know there is something to prevent it, but your an oddball who can’t take it.