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    Allergic to latex and other vaccine allergies

    Thank you , I appreciate all the responses . I am currently looking into getting it done through an immunologist . I'm hoping to find out soon what can be done.
  2. Hi everyone , I am planning on attending an lpn program in New York this fall . Today I went for my titers and tb testing , while there I asked the physician to administer a tetanus booster as it's a requirement for the program . I explained how I have an allergy to latex and was told to inform my physician about the allergy . When explaining my latex allergy I asked if they would predose me with Benadryl to help me from going into anaphylactic shock . Most of the time with latex I get hives , welts and an itchy throat . However when food is prepared with latex gloves my throat does close and end up in respiratory distress . The physician then explained that the negatives were greater than any benefit and wrote me a note to not vaccinate . I brought it to the school who then said they would probably not be able to place me . I understand the issues with many deciding to not vaccinate but this is not the situation . I will gladly take a precautionary dose of benedryl to be vaccinated but the physician believes this to be dangerous . The school seems to be pushing the idea that I will have to cut my loses and go in a different direction . If anyone has any experience in this please let me know . Or if you are from the Long Island area pleaSe list programs that will accept those with allergies or doctors who will vaccinate those with allergies. I contacted allergists and they don't do tetanus shots it seems . Thanks for everyone's help !