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.