Q: Flu shots have been making me progressively sicker. Skin rashes, large irritated area at shot site, etc. Might there be something like an allergy test with micro dosing to test COVID-19 vaccine reaction?


A: No, but as far as allergic reactions to previous influenza vaccines are concerned, none of these newly announced COVID-19 vaccines are grown in eggs, so egg allergies (the most common cause of reaction from influenza vaccine) should not be a problem. Also, make sure your provider knows of your reactions from influenza vaccine as there are egg-free options (for flu shots) that might work better for you.

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