Is hospital based MMR vaccination for children with egg allergy here to stay?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/125885
Title:
Is hospital based MMR vaccination for children with egg allergy here to stay?
Authors:
Hawkes, C P; Mulcair, S; Hourihane, J O B
Affiliation:
Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, UCC, Immunisation Clinic, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork.
Citation:
Is hospital based MMR vaccination for children with egg allergy here to stay? 2010, 103 (1):17-9 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Jan-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/125885
PubMed ID:
20222388
Abstract:
Egg allergy is incorrectly considered to constitute a contraindication to MMR in the community, despite a long history of its safe administration to egg allergic children. The product insert perpetuates this misinformation but the Irish guidelines from the RCPI are unequivocal. We reviewed all paediatric cases vaccinated in our hospital in 2007-2008. Forty seven of 91 children receiving vaccinations in hospital, had been referred for MMR due to concerns regarding egg allergy. In 32% (n=15), GP referral for vaccination was made despite correspondence from the clinic advising routine vaccination in the community. Nineteen were second MMR immunisations, which should all have occurred in the community. Unnecessary hospital referral for MMR vaccination is an extra burden on hospital resources, and causes unwarranted anxiety amongst parents of children with egg allergy. A change in practice seems difficult to achieve, as many referrals happen despite individualised correspondence to GPs and other referring clinicians outlining the current guidelines.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Anaphylaxis; Child; Child, Preschool; Eggs; Female; Food Hypersensitivity; Hospitals; Humans; Immunization Programs; Immunization Schedule; Ireland; Male; Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine; Practice Guidelines as Topic; Prospective Studies; Referral and Consultation
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHawkes, C Pen
dc.contributor.authorMulcair, Sen
dc.contributor.authorHourihane, J O Ben
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-28T14:45:44Z-
dc.date.available2011-03-28T14:45:44Z-
dc.date.issued2010-01-
dc.identifier.citationIs hospital based MMR vaccination for children with egg allergy here to stay? 2010, 103 (1):17-9 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid20222388-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/125885-
dc.description.abstractEgg allergy is incorrectly considered to constitute a contraindication to MMR in the community, despite a long history of its safe administration to egg allergic children. The product insert perpetuates this misinformation but the Irish guidelines from the RCPI are unequivocal. We reviewed all paediatric cases vaccinated in our hospital in 2007-2008. Forty seven of 91 children receiving vaccinations in hospital, had been referred for MMR due to concerns regarding egg allergy. In 32% (n=15), GP referral for vaccination was made despite correspondence from the clinic advising routine vaccination in the community. Nineteen were second MMR immunisations, which should all have occurred in the community. Unnecessary hospital referral for MMR vaccination is an extra burden on hospital resources, and causes unwarranted anxiety amongst parents of children with egg allergy. A change in practice seems difficult to achieve, as many referrals happen despite individualised correspondence to GPs and other referring clinicians outlining the current guidelines.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAnaphylaxis-
dc.subject.meshChild-
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschool-
dc.subject.meshEggs-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshFood Hypersensitivity-
dc.subject.meshHospitals-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshImmunization Programs-
dc.subject.meshImmunization Schedule-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMeasles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine-
dc.subject.meshPractice Guidelines as Topic-
dc.subject.meshProspective Studies-
dc.subject.meshReferral and Consultation-
dc.titleIs hospital based MMR vaccination for children with egg allergy here to stay?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Paediatrics and Child Health, UCC, Immunisation Clinic, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork.en
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen

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