Sub­se­quent vac­ci­na­tions

Iran Daily - - Health -

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.”

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