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Monday, January 14, 2013

Severe Egg Allergy- Flu Shot

Recommendations for administering flu vaccine to very high-risk patients who are egg allergic  
source: American College of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology (ACAAI)

  • patients should be skin tested to flu vaccine
  • if positive skin test- severity of egg allergy reaction, and risk/benefits of flu shot should be   evaluated
  • if vaccine is warranted shot can be administered in allergist's office (can administer emergency treatment if necessary)

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