Flu Shot Not Effective In Preventing Flu-Related Hospitalizations In Asthmatic Children, Mayo Clinic Study
Published: May 20, 2009
EurekAlert! -- ATS 2009, SAN DIEGO— The inactivated flu vaccine does not appear to be effective in preventing influenza-related hospitalizations in children, especially the ones with asthma. In fact, children who get the flu vaccine are more at risk for hospitalization than their peers who do not get the vaccine, according to new research that will be presented on Tuesday, May 19, at the 105th International Conference of the American Thoracic Society in San Diego.