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NEW UPDATE: Egg Allergy and Influenza Vaccine

A recent statement put out by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), the AAP is updating its guidance for administering influenza vaccine to children with presumed egg allergy. These recommendations ARE NOT appropriate for the egg allergic person with a history of anaphylaxis or server allergy. 1) Skin testing is no longer […]

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Flu Vaccine and Pregnancy

  September 15, 2010 Dear Colleague: Advice from a healthcare provider plays an important role in a pregnant and postpartum woman’s decision to get vaccinated against seasonal influenza. The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (The College), American Medical Association […]

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Swine Influenza

CDC is currently investigating cases of respiratory illnesses in the states of California and Texas.  The individuals who have become ill are between the ages of 7 and 55.  63% of the cases are male.  Treatment for anyone suspected of having this illness (swine influenza) are oseltamivir and zanamivr.  Symptoms of the illness include cold […]

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