Influenza vaccination in kids

Influenza is one of the most common reasons for young children to present to hospital and to be admitted.

Primarily this occurs for investigation and management of fever with coryzal symptoms but also includes other presentations such as viral-induced wheezing, asthma, bronchiolitis, pneumonia and croup.

In fact, it has been established that asthma, and in particular the viral-induced wheezing phenotype in the preschool age, is one of the most common chronic underlying medical conditions in children.

Children with asthma have a higher rate of