Vaccine Reactions

Publication Date: May 8, 2012

Key Points

Key Points

  • Immunization is perhaps the greatest public health achievement of all time, having significantly reduced the morbidity and mortality of many infectious diseases.
  • There are approximately 235 million doses of vaccines administered in the United States each year.
  • Anaphylactic reactions to vaccines are estimated to occur at a rate of approximately 1 per million doses.
  • Patients with suspected allergy to vaccines or vaccine components should be evaluated by an allergist/immunologist.
  • Most patients with suspected allergy to vaccines can receive vaccination safely.

Diagnosis and Assessment

...Diagnosis and Asse...

...reactions and constitutional symptoms, such...


...Vaccines Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG)...


...cines Diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussi...


...Management of Vaccine Re...


...] Probable Anaphylactic Reaction R...


...ccine Skin Tests Prick test with full...


...If fewer than the recommended number of do...


...Vaccine administration in graded...