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Children with Asthma Underimmunized Against Flu

KEY POINT

Influenza vaccination does not increase symptoms in children with asthma, yet providers continue to miss many opportunities to vaccinate these patients against this common disease.

SOURCES

Kramarz P et al. Does influenza vaccination exacerbate asthma? Analysis of a large cohort of children with asthma. Arch Fam Med. 2000;9:617–23.

Kramarz P et al. Influenza vaccination in children with asthma in health maintenance organizations. Vaccine. 2000;18:2288–94.