Children who experience some type of adverse event following initial immunization have a low rate of recurrent reactions to subsequent vaccinations, reported a study in the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. regime can be difficult, especially for teenagers.
“Until we know more about exactly why childhood asthma effects education and job prospects, the key message for families is try to ensure children stick to their asthma treatments and to speak to a doctor if symptoms aren’t under control.”
Professor Daiana Stolz of University Hospital Basel in Switzerland is Chair of the European Respiratory Society Education Council and was not involved in the study. She said: “Asthma is a common condition in children and it’s important that we understand not only how it affects people in childhood, but also their health and their prospects in adulthood. This study suggested that being diagnosed with asthma at a young age and continuing to suffer with the condition puts children at a disadvantage in education and subsequently when they enter the workplace.
“We need more research to understand why this is the case and what we can do about it, but in the meantime, we need to support children and their families to ensure asthma symptoms are controlled with appropriate treatment and care.”