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3f.7 When is the influenza vaccine contraindicated?




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This article is from the Childhood Vaccinations FAQ, by Lynn Gazis-Sax lynng@alsirat.com with numerous contributions by others.

3f.7 When is the influenza vaccine contraindicated?

Egg allergy, hypersensitivity to thimerosal. Delay in case of an
active neurological disease or fever. (PDR) The AHFS gives the same
contraindications, but adds a history of Guillaine-Barre syndrome and
bleeding disorders which would contraindicate intramuscular injection.

Vaccine components capable of causing adverse reactions: chick embryo
components, formaldehyde, thimerosal (Travel Medicine Advisor).

 

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