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Which flu vaccine should I use?

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Posted:  06-Dec-2017 13:21
I have x2 patients who need flu vaccination as they are in an at risk group. Both have an allergy to eggs.
I know I need to use a vaccine with less than 0.05mcg ovalbumin / 0.5ml dose.
The patients are aged 3yrs and 30yrs.
Which of the following vaccines should I use - GSK Fluarix tetra inactivated quadravalent or
Sanofi inactivated quadravalent
Thanks for any help in advance.

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Posted:  06-Dec-2017 14:15
Do they have true egg allergy or are they intolerant to eggs or allergic by contact.
All the pts I have seen are not actually allergic and you need to ask if they are eating cakes, biscuits etc first to establish if they have a true allergy and have been in ITU

Karen H

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Posted:  06-Dec-2017 18:09
Vomiting and skin rashes after eggs apparently does not count - we have been told only to avoid vaccination in people who have had an ITU admission with true anaphylaxis. All others ok to receive. Optaflu, which was the advised for egg-allergic patients is not available this year.
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