|A HealthPartners Institute study will compare the safety of flu vaccines given by nasal spray versus a shot for children who have asthma or wheezing. Asthma is the most common chronic condition for children and teens, affecting 9 percent in the United States.
The two-year study, Safety of Live versus Inactivated Influenza Vaccine in Asthmatic Children, will examine de-identified medical records of 23,000 pediatric patients who received a flu shot or nasal spray at a HealthPartners or Park Nicollet clinic this year or in the past decade.
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