Published in Vaccine Weekly, February 23rd, 2005
According to published research from the Netherlands, "This study aimed to detect the effect of influenza vaccination on quality of life, symptomatology, and spirometry in asthmatic children. A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial in 696 (296 in 1999-2000 and 400 in 2000-2001) asthmatic children aged 6-18 years, which were vaccinated with either vaccine or placebo, was performed. Children participated for only 1 influenza season. They recorded symptoms in a diary and reported when symptom scores reached a predefined severity level. If this occurred research nurses visited them twice,...
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