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Safety of influenza vaccination in asthmatics

Tomasz Kmiecik, Karolina Sęk, Paweł Górski
Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2006;74(4):365-371.

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Vol 74, No 4 (2006)
ORIGINAL PAPERS
Published online: 2006-09-08
Submitted: 2013-02-22

Abstract

The common cause of exacerbations in asthmatics are viral infections. Influenza infection especially increases the risk of respiratory exacerbations. The ACIP report puts asthma among indications to regular influenza vaccinations. In practice, many physicians doubt in effectiveness and safety of vaccination in patients suffering from allergy. It caused such procedures were not included in asthma guidelines published by other authors. Our study confirmed the safety of influenza split vaccine vaccination in asthmatics. We proved that vaccination had not any influence on asthma control in 14-day period after injection. We showed also high frequency of, mostly local, side effects. These events were generally mild and transient.

Abstract

The common cause of exacerbations in asthmatics are viral infections. Influenza infection especially increases the risk of respiratory exacerbations. The ACIP report puts asthma among indications to regular influenza vaccinations. In practice, many physicians doubt in effectiveness and safety of vaccination in patients suffering from allergy. It caused such procedures were not included in asthma guidelines published by other authors. Our study confirmed the safety of influenza split vaccine vaccination in asthmatics. We proved that vaccination had not any influence on asthma control in 14-day period after injection. We showed also high frequency of, mostly local, side effects. These events were generally mild and transient.
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Keywords

asthma; allergy; infl uenza; vaccination; exacerbation

About this article
Title

Safety of influenza vaccination in asthmatics

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 74, No 4 (2006)

Pages

365-371

Published online

2006-09-08

Bibliographic record

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2006;74(4):365-371.

Keywords

asthma
allergy
infl uenza
vaccination
exacerbation

Authors

Tomasz Kmiecik
Karolina Sęk
Paweł Górski

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