Influenza vaccination in egg allergy



CDC video: Why Flu Vaccination Matters: Personal Stories from Families Affected by Flu. Evidence supports the relatively safe administration of influenza vaccine to individuals with egg allergy when specific protocols are followed.

Egg-allergic patients without anaphylaxis to egg may safely receive the influenza vaccine in a 2-dose, graded fashion without a vaccine skin test. Safety of Influenza Vaccine Administration in Egg-Allergic Patients. Pediatrics, Vol. 125 No. 5 May 2010, pp. e1024-e1030. Most children with milk and egg allergy tolerate extensively heated forms of these foods http://goo.gl/Buwu

References:

Current issues with influenza vaccination in egg allergy. Robert S. Zeige. J Allergy Clin Immunol, Volume 110, Issue 6, Pages 834-840 (December 2002).
Recommendations for the administration of influenza vaccine in children allergic to egg. BMJ Clinical Review, 09/2009.
Administration of influenza vaccine to a child with a possible history of egg allergy. Ask the Expert, AAAAI, 2009.
Influenza Vaccines for the Future - NEJM, 2010 http://goo.gl/cPIgz
Tolerance to egg-containing baked foods (cake, bread) does not exclude the possibility of egg allergy (AAAAI Ask The Expert).
Most egg-allergic children can be vaccinated with a low ovalbumin influenza vaccine without prior vaccine testing http://goo.gl/VA7Xt Trivalent influenza vaccine is safe even in children with histories of severe egg allergy, single dose was well tolerated. Annals, 2012.
The Flu Vaccine Is Safer Than We Knew - Even for children with egg allergies http://buff.ly/1dUj8qK

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