Is the flu shot safe for a person who is allergic to feathers?

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According to the Centers for Disease Control, the flu shot is safe for a person who is allergic to feathers. However, some flu vaccine manufacturers warn that people with feather allergies are potentially at risk of an allergic reaction after being vaccinated, so if you're allergic to feathers, check with your doctor before getting a flu shot.

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