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Influenza vaccine, alarm: "Available latex in syringes"


Influenza vaccine, latex in syringe components. Allergic people at risk give AIFA the alarm in Italy.

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News triggers the flu vaccine alert, released by the Italian Medicines Agency (Aifa). It really would be presence of latex in various components of pre-filled syringes or nasal applicators of three anti-influenza vaccines approved for the 2019-2020 season. An information about "extremely important for latex allergies who need vaccination coverage, as in the presence of latex also in traces – says AIFA – they would be exposed to the risk of allergic reactions".

Such patients should consult a physician. Based on company declarations and information on vaccine information, information is available on Aifa's website for "contribute further to the safe and correct use of seasonal influenza vaccine even in people with a severe allergic reaction to latex".

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Influenza vaccine, there is the presence of latex in the syringe components. Requested the interruption of sales

"We ask Aifa to immediately cancel the sale and administration of vaccines containing latex / latex / natural rubber"That's what we read in a note released by the parent movement, which illustrates:The risk of allergic reactions to latex is mainly exposed to children placed in risk categories for which vaccination coverage is strongly recommended".

"The message published by Aifa is intended only for the packaging of influenza vaccines to protect those with allergies to this substance. This is to allow even more allergy sufferers adequate vaccination by informing them about latex-free products. No pollution therefore in the influenza vaccines"Aifa specifies it according to information published by the Agency after the controls carried out with the companies.

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