Egg-cultured vaccines review for allergic kids

THE Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) will conduct a “full review” of the evidence on administering egg-cultured vaccines to children with egg allergy.

ATAGI chair Professor Terry Nolan said this would take in studies that underpin recent guidelines issued by the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA), which say most allergic children can safely tolerate an egg-cultured vaccine.

The issue was under consideration by ATAGI in preparation for the next Australian Immunisation Handbook, due in 2012, Professor Nolan said.

“Split doses are