Influenza is a common illness during the colder months of the year. However, if not taken care of properly, it can become severely detrimental to your health. Asthmatics are at an increased risk of complications from influenza, yet a study from the CDC shows that they are taking too few preventative measures, especially with flu shots. Only half of asthmatics get flu shots, which is well below the percentage target for that demographic.
The federal government targets a 90% flu shot rate for asthmatics and an 80% rate for children ages from 6 months to 17 years.
The study is posted in the Dec 6th Issue of the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
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