Flu season is here!

Flu season is here!

Adults and Children with Asthma are at High Risk for Complications from the Flu

*Asthma causes inflammation in the airways and the Flu can worsen asthma symptoms and trigger asthma attacks.

*People with asthma are more likely to develop pneumonia after having the flu than those who do not have asthma.

*Asthma is the most common medical condition among children hospitalized with the flu.

Take Steps to Fight the Flu

*Encourage all that have asthma, six months and older, to get a Flu vaccine.

*Consider not using the nasal spray flu vaccine with those who have asthma for their risk of wheezing increases.

*Follow an Asthma Care Plan using their preventative, maintenance medications to keep asthma under the best control.