Vaccine Reactions

Publication Date: May 7, 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

...is and Assessment...

...Mild local reactions and constitutiona...


...Vaccines Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BC...


...s Diphtheria, tetanus and acellula...


...ent of Vaccine Reactions...


...1] Probable Anaphylactic Reaction React...


...2] Vaccine Skin Tests Prick test...


...wer than the recommended number of doses...


...ccine administration in graded doses:...