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Pneumonol Alergol Pol. 2006;74(4):365-71.

[Safety of influenza vaccination in asthmatics].

[Article in Polish]

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Klinika Pulmonologii i Alergologii Katedry Pneumonologii i Alergologii Uniwersytetu Medycznego w Łodzi, Poland.


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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