From the monthly archives: January 2012

VaccineA recent study of children aged 16 and younger in the United Kingdom found that anaphylaxis rarely occurred as a result of common pediatric immunizations and not at all as a result of infant and preschool immunizations.

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Ammaria JohnsonA Virginia first grader, Ammaria Johnson, died Monday shortly after suffering an apparent allergic reaction to something she ate at school. Paramedics received an emergency call at 2:26PM and arrived shortly afterward to find Ammaria in cardiac arrest. She was pronounced dead after her arrival at Chippenham Medical Center.

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