Serum Sickness-Like Reaction Associated with Inactivated Influenza Vaccination among Thai Health Care Personnel: Risk Factors and Outcomes

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Fourteen (3%) of 495 Thai health care personnel were identified as having a serum sickness-like reaction in 2008 after receipt of inactivated influenza vaccine manufactured in Thailand. These health care personnel experienced fever, myalgia, centrifugal arthralgias, and injection site erythema. A history of allergic reactions to food or drugs (adjusted odds ratio, 5.9; 95% confidence interval, 1.54-25.4) was independently associated with a serum sickness-like reaction.

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