Division of Immunology

The Division of Allergy and Immunology at Boston Children’s Hospital diagnoses and treats children, adolescents and adults with allergic disorders and immunodeficiencies. This can include common allergy-related problems, such as food- and pet-allergies, eczema and asthma, as well as more complex and rare immunodeficiencies, such as Hyper-IgM, in which the immune system fails to produce certain antibodies.

CDC Flu Shot Update

People with egg allergies can receive any licensed, recommended age-appropriate influenza vaccine and no longer have to be monitored for 30 minutes after receiving the vaccine. People who have symptoms other than hives after exposure to eggs should be vaccinated in a medical setting and be supervised by a health care provider who is able to recognize and manage severe allergic conditions. (Medical Settings include hospitals, clinics, health departments, and physician offices).

Our expertise

Did you know?

  • Asthma is the leading cause of hospitalization at Boston Children's

  • At least a dozen genes are suspected of having a role in food allergies and related diseases

  • Food allergies affect one in 10 children in the United States

  • Boston Children’s is working on ways to "reverse" allergies through innovative new desensitization treatments

  • Some of the best ways to improve asthma outcomes—education and home interventions—are often not covered by insurance

  • Boston Children's researchers found that for every $1 invested in asthma education over 20 years, there was a cost savings of $7 to $36

A Team Approach to Care 

Related Programs and Services

Allergy and Asthma Program
Atopic Dermatitis Center
Dermatology Program
Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disease Program
Immunology Program
Rheumatology Program