|Guideline Watch | GENERAL MEDICINE, INFECTIOUS DISEASES |
January 11, 2018
|David J. Amrol, MD reviewing Greenhawt M et al. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2018 Jan . |
All available flu vaccines are safe in all egg-allergic patients.
Sponsoring Organizations: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI); American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI)
Target Audience: All providers who administer influenza vaccines
Historically, patients with egg allergy have been told to avoid flu vaccines, because most flu vaccines are produced in embryonated chicken eggs; the concern was that a vaccine might contain residual egg protein, which could lead to anaphylaxis. Many studies have shown that flu vaccines are safe for egg-allergic patients, but many physicians still have been hesitant to vaccinate such patients. This updated practice parameter incorporates recent data on flu vaccine safety in egg-allergic patients, including children.
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