My child has not been prescribed an AAI, what happens if they have anaphylaxis?

Children with food allergies are not always prescribed an AAI, but may still be at risk of anaphylaxis. These children can be given the spare AAI in an emergency, so long as:

  • the school has a care plan confirming that the child is at risk of anaphylaxis
  • a healthcare professional has authorised use of a spare AAI in an emergency in that child
  • the child’s parent/guardian has provided consent for a spare AAI to be administered.

The British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI) has produced a range of Allergy Plans which can be used for this purpose, and can be downloaded here.

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