What are the contraindications of vaccines?

What are the contraindications of vaccines?

A contraindication is a health condition in the recipient that increases the likelihood of a serious adverse reaction to a vaccine. For instance, administering MMR-II vaccine to a person with a true anaphylactic allergy to gelatin could cause serious illness or death in the recipient.

What is contraindicated for influenza vaccination?

Children younger than 6 months of age are too young to get a flu shot. People with severe, life-threatening allergies to any ingredient in a flu vaccine (other than egg proteins) should not get that vaccine. This might include gelatin, antibiotics, or other ingredients.

Why is LAIV not recommended?

LAIV is contraindicated for persons with a history of hypersensitivity, especially anaphylaxis, to any component in LAIV, including eggs. LAIV is contraindicated for children or adolescents receiving aspirin or other salicylates (because of the association of Reye syndrome with wild-type influenza infection).

Is fever contraindicated in flu vaccine?

There is no evidence that acute illness reduces vaccine efficacy or increases vaccine adverse events. People with a moderate or severe illness usually should not be vaccinated until their symptoms have improved. Minor illnesses with or without fever do not contraindicate use of influenza vaccine.

Which vaccine is contraindicated in egg allergy?

J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2015;3(5):794-795. Egg hypersensitivity is listed as a contraindication to the receipt of yellow fever vaccine as it is propagated in hen’s eggs, though the ovalbumin content is unknown.

Which of the following are the two contraindications which apply to all vaccines?

There are only two absolute contraindications applicable to all vaccines: > anaphylaxis following a previous dose of the relevant vaccine > anaphylaxis following any component of the relevant vaccine.

Which vaccine is contraindicated in immunocompromised patients?

MMR vaccines MMR -containing vaccines are contraindicated in people who are significantly immunocompromised as a result of a medical condition.

Can you give MMR with egg allergy?

The 1996 edition of Immunisation Against Infectious Disease states that “over 99% of children who are allergic to eggs can safely receive MMR vaccine. Dislike of egg, or refusal to eat it, is not a contraindication.