22 Jun 2016

Resuscitation & anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis following YF vaccination, is a severe allergic reaction due to sensitivity to either egg or other vaccine components Resuscitation & anaphylaxis

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) [1].

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.

Management and reporting adverse events

Information on management and reporting of suspected adverse events following YF vaccination Read more

YEL-AND and YEL-AVD

Yellow fever vaccine associated neurotropic disease (YEL-AND) and yellow fever vaccine associated viscerotopic disease (YEL-AVD) Read more
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