The British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology (BSACI ) has today issued guidance on the administration of the flu vaccine for children with egg allergy. The nasal influenza vaccine (Fluenz Tetra, also known as Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine (LAIV).
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has advised that children with egg allergy can safely be vaccinated with Fluenz Tetra in any setting (including primary care and schools). This includes children with previous anaphylaxis to egg. The only exception is for children who have previously had anaphylaxis to egg so severe that they required ventilation on an intensive care unit as a result.
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