22 Jun 2016
Resuscitation & anaphylaxisAnaphylaxis following YF vaccination, is a severe allergic reaction due to sensitivity to either egg or other vaccine components
Anaphylaxis following YF vaccination, is a severe allergic reaction due to sensitivity to either egg or other vaccine components and has been estimated to occur at an incidence of 1.8 cases/100,000 doses distributed (US data) .
YF vaccination centres must be prepared to manage immediate anaphylaxis. The Resuscitation Council (UK) publish guidelines for the treatment of adult, new-born and paediatric life support and anaphylaxis. They are an essential resource for all health professionals involved in immunisation.
Resuscitation Council (UK): Resuscitation Guidelines
Guidance on basic and advanced life support including guidelines for the use of Automated External Defibrillators
Resuscitation Council (UK): Emergency treatment of anaphylactic reactions: Guidelines for healthcare providers
Guidance on the recognition and treatment of an anaphylactic reaction including the delivery of drugs for treatment.
Guidelines on clinical procedures
- International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP)
- Record keeping and consent
- Medical letter of exemption