Have you taken your flu shots already? It’s already October and the flu season is coming and remember that you need to have at least 2 weeks to have the immunity fully kicking and fight against the strain of influenza injected to you.
And if you are a known asthmatic then it is very important for you to get a flu shot right away. I know that flu vaccine is not for everyone and some get sick if they gets the shots but if you have this kind of condition then it is a must to have one. And if you are thinking of the potential risks then the benefits you get from flu vaccines will outweigh the risks for it only takes one trigger to worsen your condition and experience a severe asthma flare-up.
Remember that the weather is changing or should I say has started changing. And the number one reason in the surge of emergency room visits of kids with asthma during winter and flu season is common colds. Thirty percent of those admitted with flu have asthma, thereby increasing their risk of having pneumonia. So the allergens that comes during cold and flu seasons, a change in the weather and children are back in the classroom, poses a big risk for kids with asthma. It sets up a perfect storm for asthma flare-ups.
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