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Allergol Immunopathol (Madr) 2018;46:99-104 - DOI: 10.1016/j.aller.2017.02.003
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True and false contraindications to vaccines
R. Opria,1, G. Zanonia,1, C. Caffarellib,, , P. Bottauc, S. Caimmid, G. Crisafullie, F. Franceschinif, L. Liottig, F. Sarettah, M. Vernichi, D.G. Peronij
a Department of Medicine, Immunology Unit, University Hospital of Verona, Verona, Italy
b Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Paediatrics, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
c Pediatric Unit, Imola Hospital, Imola, Italy
d Allergy Unit, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
e University of Messina, Messina, Italy
f Pediatric Unit, Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital, Ancona, Italy
g Pediatric Unit, Civic Hospital, Senigallia, Italy
h Pediatric Unit, Palmanova Hospital, Palmanova, Italy
i Pediatric Unit, Bollate Hospital, Bollate, Italy
j Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Paediatrics UO Pediatria, University of Pisa, via Roma 67, Pisa, Italy
Received 15 January 2017, Accepted 18 February 2017

Nowadays, the awareness of risks related to infectious diseases has decreased, whereas THE perception of risks related to vaccination is growing. Therefore, it may be difficult for health care providers to convince people of the importance of vaccination and adherence to the immunisation schedule.

Selected situations that might raise uncertainties about vaccine recommendations are discussed in order to help health care providers to identify real and perceived contraindications to vaccines, and cases to be referred to specialised pre-vaccination consultation due to an increased risk of adverse events to vaccines.

Vaccine, Adverse event, Anaphylaxis, Child, Contraindication, Precaution, Management, Risk, Recommendations, Health-care
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