FLU VACCINE PROTECTING 4 VERSIONS OF THE VIRUS

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By WVUA 23 Student Reporter Meredith Barbrick

The flu shot now protects against four different flu viruses including two influenza a viruses and two influenza B viruses.

Dr. Sara Kaylor said anyone with an egg allergy is now in the clear and can get a flu shot.

“People who were allergic to eggs were unable to get the flu vaccine because the component that was built into the vaccine was actually made from a sulfate component,” Kaylor said. “But that is no longer the case, so if you have a history of egg allergies it is safe for you to go and get a flu vaccine today.”

If you’re looking for a flu shot, most local pharmacies and doctor’s offices have an abundant supply.

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