Safety and precaution advisory
- The sole absolute contraindications for influenza vaccines are the following:
- Anaphylaxis after earlier dose of any influenza vaccine
- Anaphylaxis after any component of any vaccine for influenza
- Key Precautions:
- Those with egg allergies and history of anaphylaxis, may be vaccinated safely with egg-based vaccines. They should not split dosage into multiple injections.
- The vaccine may be administered with a longer 30-minute waiting period in primary care settings if there is considerable health professional/parental concern.
- Those with non-anaphylaxis egg allergy may get age-suitable vaccination in any immunization environment.
- Those with latex allergy should check product information carefully.
Those with GSB (Guillain-Barre Syndrome) can take influenza recommendations based on doctor’s guidelines. Those who had GSB first episodes taking place within 6 weeks of getting the influenza vaccine earlier should avoid the vaccination this time around.
- Those getting immuno-oncology therapy have higher risk of events post immunization with influenza vaccines. Medical advice is strongly advisable in this regard.