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Expert Rev Vaccines. 2009 Nov;8(11):1541-6. doi: 10.1586/erv.09.107.

Update on vaccination guidelines for allergic children.

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Division of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Scripps Clinic, San Diego, CA, USA. kelso.john@scrippshealth.org

Abstract

Children with allergic or atopic diseases require immunization just like non-atopic children. However, vaccination of such children requires some special considerations and precautions. Children may be allergic to specific vaccine constituents such as gelatin or egg. Children who have suffered an apparent allergic reaction to a vaccine should be evaluated by an allergist to determine the culprit allergen and to make recommendations regarding future vaccination. In rare circumstances, certain vaccines may cause acute exacerbations of allergic diseases, but the contention that vaccination causes allergic disease is not substantiated by any available evidence.

PMID:
19863246
DOI:
10.1586/erv.09.107
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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