Journal article

Vaccinating children with a history of serious reactions after vaccination or of egg allergy.

RM Andrews, AE Kempe, KK Sinn, A Herceg

Med J Aust | Published : 1998

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To describe the results of vaccinating children with a history of serious adverse reactions after vaccination or of egg allergy at a special clinic established for that purpose. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. PATIENTS: Children who attended the clinic between 1 August 1994 and 31 July 1996 after being referred by vaccine providers. SETTING: A clinic conducted in the Emergency Department of The Canberra Hospital, Australian Capital Territory. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Reasons for referral; vaccinations given; and subsequent adverse vaccination events. RESULTS: 91 children received 155 vaccinations at the clinic, and only one serious event--a hypotonic/hyporesponsive episode (HHE) ..

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