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Parents of asthmatic kids shy away from flu vaccine

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

Many parents exercise caution when it comes to getting the flu vaccine for their asthmatic children.

Despite government recommendations that all children get vaccinated, a new study reveals about a third of parents of asthmatic children did not get them vaccinated against the flu last winter.

These parents were less likely to view the flu as a trigger for asthma, and they cited concerns about the safety of the vaccine as a main reason for skipping the shot.

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