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Flu Vaccine and Egg Allergy Children 2016

There are two major organizations who have provided flu vaccine guidance; the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Thankfully, the recommendations have been very similar. The AAP is child-focused and has the input from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI) as well as the American College […]

September 14, 2016 · fleickly · No Comments
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Influenza Vaccination and the Egg Allergy Child- 2015

Every year the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) posts their recommendations for vaccination against influenza. Children need to be vaccination against influenza. In an allergy practice, the issue that comes up is the egg allergic child and the vaccine which contains small amounts of egg protein. The potential for a reaction is there, however allergic […]

October 6, 2014 · fleickly · No Comments
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Influenza Vaccine and the Egg-allergic child- 2013-2014 Flu Season Recommendations

At this time of the year we are getting ready to protect our patients from influenza. Vaccination is an important step in prevention. Some of the vaccines are made with egg and this presents a potential challenge with the egg-allergic child. The live-attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) and the inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV)- have a listed […]

September 4, 2013 · fleickly · No Comments
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Influenza vaccine and egg-allergic children- 2012-2013

It is that time of the year again when we need to start immunizing the children against influenza. This vaccine in prepared using hen eggs; therefore there is a risk of exposure to egg when the vaccine is given. Documented reactions to the vaccine in egg-sensitive individuals are rare. The Centers for Disease Control and […]

September 13, 2012 · fleickly · No Comments
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Egg Allergy and the Flu Vaccine

A notice today has taken a significant amount of uncertainty regarding egg allergy and the flu vaccine. We have seen a number of changes over the past few years. The flu vaccine-egg connection is going down the pathway that the MMR vaccination has taken. The most recent recommendation is that all children should get the […]

December 1, 2011 · fleickly · 2 Comments
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What to do about all those positive food allergy test results- The New Food Allergy Guidelines-2010

Undoing some of what has already been done? Our Indianapolis Star posted a story from Shari Roan. Ms Roan is reporter for the Los Angeles Times. The title of the article in the Star was ‘You may be allergic to a food . . . or not’ . The original article by Ms. Roan had […]

December 10, 2010 · fleickly · 2 Comments
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Giving the Influenza Vaccine to Egg Allergic Children

It is that time of the year again-Flu Shot Season. The influenza vaccine is available and there are recommendations for children to receive the vaccine to protect them and others from the ‘flu’. In the past, influenza vaccination was a concern in a child who had an egg allergy. In this situation, the vaccine was […]

November 13, 2010 · fleickly · No Comments
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Egg Allergy and Influenza Vaccinations for the 2010-2011 Flu Season

Egg Allergy and Influenza Vaccine It is that time of the year again when you need to make plans for your child to get a flu shot. The influenza vaccine is available. Concurrent with the flu vaccine season are all those questions regarding how to handle the child with egg allergy and the need for […]

October 15, 2010 · fleickly · No Comments
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H1N1 Influenza Vaccine and Egg Allergy

I just picked up a very limited supply of H1N1 from the Marion County Public Health Department. My thanks to them at this busy time is taking care of my request. The office was very engaged in packaging vaccine for the schools. I was able to get this supply for my population of children who have […]

December 9, 2009 · fleickly · 5 Comments
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Egg Allergy and Influenza Vaccinations

Dr. Vitalpur and I have had many calls about the influenza vaccination (both the usual annual vaccine and the new H1N1 vaccine) and children with egg allergy. We follow a number of children who are allergic to egg. Their reactions to egg include those who; are allergy test positive only, have hives with skin contact […]

October 8, 2009 · fleickly · 6 Comments
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