What is the role of vaccination in the treatment of asthma?

Updated: Oct 07, 2019
  • Author: John J Oppenheimer, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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All patients should receive an annual flu shot. A pneumococcal pneumonia vaccination is not required unless indicated based on age (ie, >65 y). Asthma symptoms do not increase after these shots, because the antigens in the vaccinations are not alive.


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