You can get a flu shot even if you have an egg allergy.

The flu vaccine contains traces of egg protein and people with egg allergies had been told to avoid it.

Now updated guidelines from the Allergy, Asthma & Immunology joint task force on "practice parameters" say no one with egg allergies needs to take special precautions.

Their studies found the flu shot poses no greater risk to people with egg allergies compared with those who don't have an allergy.