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Acute Reaction to Influenza Vaccination

  • Silviya Mihaylova Novakova
  • Plamena Ivanova Novakova
  • Maria Toncheva Staevska
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Practical Points

  • The annual seasonal influenza vaccine is recommended for everyone 6 months and older

  • Influenza vaccine can be safely administered to even severely egg-allergic recipient

  • Tolerance to egg-containing food/vaccine does not exclude egg allergy

Keywords

Skin prick test Specific IgE Inactivated influenza vaccine Angioedema Anaphylaxis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Silviya Mihaylova Novakova
    • 1
  • Plamena Ivanova Novakova
    • 2
  • Maria Toncheva Staevska
    • 2
  1. 1.Allergy Unit, Internal Consulting DepartmentUniversity Hospital “St. George”PlovdivBulgaria
  2. 2.Clinic of Clinical Allergy, Medical UniversitySofiaBulgaria

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