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Live attenuated nasal-spray flu vaccine safe in kids with asthma


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Pediatrics
Reuters Health -  30/03/2022 - School-aged children with persistent asthma can safely receive the quadrivalent live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV4) with no increased likelihood of asthma flare compared with the quadrivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV4), new research indicates.  "These data add to the compelling safety record of LAIV in children, including those with persistent asthma," Dr. C. Buddy Creech, director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program, in Nashville, Tennessee, and colleagues write in Pediatrics.  Currently, a diagnosis of asthma or a wheezing episode in the past year is viewed as a contraindication to LAIV4 (administered as a...


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