Flu season is right around the corner!

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.
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