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What's New in Penicillin Allergy



Updates in Adult
Penicillin Allergy 

Updates in Pediatric
Penicillin Allergy 

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Promoting Penicillin Allergy Awareness

Join us in promoting
National Penicillin Allergy Day
on September 28!

Post Social Media Graphics

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Adverse Events Related to Penicillin Allergy Labeling: Twitter | Facebook/Instagram

Worsening Antimicrobial ResistanceTwitter | Facebook/Instagram

Costs Associated with Penicillin Allergy: Twitter | Facebook/Instagram

Medical CostsTwitter | Facebook/Instagram


Post Social Media Reel

Post a reel on Instagram for Penicillin Allergy Day! 

Download this video to your phone and open your Instagram account.
(Please note: the video will not have sound until you choose an audio on your Instagram app)

  • Press the "plus" symbol on the bottom center of your screen and select "Reel" from the options provided.
  • Open the correct video when prompted.
  • Choose your audio by clicking the music note symbol.

Please make sure to tag the AAAAI's Instagram @aaaai_org.  You're ready to post!

Video download instructions: Click play on the video > Select the settings icon  settings_icon  > Click quality > Choose a video file size and download the file.

Penicillin Allergy Day Reel for Patient Audience:  


Ready to Print or Post

Brochure: Penicillin Allergy: What Do You Need to Know?

PosterAre You Really Allergic to Penicillin?

Infographic: Are You Allergic to Penicillin? 

Links to Share

Healio: Q&A: National Penicillin Allergy Day Spotlights Need to Re-evaluate Patients

Drug Allergy Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Video: What is a drug allergy? 

Penicillin Allergy - What Do You Need to Know?

Penicillin Allergy FAQ

Continue Advocating with Us

AAAAI Position Statement
Penicillin Allergy Testing Should Be Performed Routinely in Patients with Self-Reported Penicillin Allergy

Penicillin Allergy Testing Campaigns
September 28 is National Penicillin Allergy Day. The AAAAI has sent this letter to 667 offices on Capitol Hill to share information about how penicillin allergy testing can improve patient outcomes, reduce healthcare spending, and help fight antimicrobial resistance. You can also view the video from the our message to Congress here.

File Letter to the Editor Template
The Adverse Reactions to Drugs, Biologics & Latex has provided this template Letter to the Editor for you to use in your community. Use this as a starting point and add information pertinent to your local community, and send it to newspapers and also community email news outlets.

Before emailing your local online media outlets, download resources from the AAAAI Penicillin Allergy Center to your practice’s website. Provide a link to your practice website when you email your Letter to the Editor. 

Email us links or pictures of your letter to editor in your local paper at

AAAAI Advocacy

Worth a Read

Drug Allergy: A 2022 Practice Parameter Update
Khan, DA, et. al. The latest evidence-based recommendations on diagnosing and treating penicillin and other drug allergies.

The Evolution of Our Understanding of Penicillin Allergy: 1942 to 2022
Macy, E, Adkinson, NF JACI: In Practice. September 15, 2022. This article reviews our evolving understanding of penicillin hypersensitivity at the 80th anniversary of penicillin’s clinical introduction.

PDF icon AAAAI-Compiled Penicillin Allergy References September 2022.pdf
This bibliography includes the latest evidence on the mechanisms, diagnosis, and treatment of penicillin allergy.

Worth a Listen

Episode 98: Everyone with Penicillin Allergy Warrants Evaluation
Drug allergy expert Allison Ramsey, MD, FAAAAI, discusses the importance of proactively delabeling patients with reported penicillin allergy. This is a must listen for all healthcare professionals…and relevant to at least 10% of the general population.

Episode 56: Penicillin Allergy: Often Suspected, Rarely Confirmed
Drug allergy expert David A. Khan, MD, FAAAAI, discusses how our understanding and evaluation of penicillin allergy has rapidly evolved in recent years.

Episode 5: Penicillin Allergy Through Oral Challenges
Elina Jerschow, MD, FAAAAI, joins the podcast to discuss her latest research study, which demonstrated that 97% of patients with a history of reported mild reactions to penicillin could safely receive penicillin again.

Episode 4: Penicillin Allergies: Over-diagnosed and Under-addressed
Listen to expert Kimberly G. Blumenthal, MD, MSc, FAAAAI, discuss the complicated reasons why penicillin allergies are over-reported and the many ways in which this can be addressed.

Core IM Podcast Episode: 5 Pearls on Penicillin Allergy
Dr. Ann Marie Kumfer, Dr. Kim Blumenthal, Dr. Neda Frayha, Dr. Shreya P. Trivedi and Dr. Dan Taupin. June 2, 2021

Practice Resources

Coding for Penicillin Testing

PDF icon AAAAI-Compiled Penicillin Allergy References September 2022.pdf
This bibliography includes the latest evidence on the mechanisms, diagnosis, and treatment of penicillin allergy.