Live attenuated influenza vaccine use and+ children and adults with asthma
|Main Writer:||Jonathan Duffy|
|Other Writers:||Melissa Lewis, MPH, Theresa Harrington MPH&TM, Roger Baxter, Edward A. Belongia,, Lisa A. Jackson, MPH§, Steven J. Jacobsen|
|Magazine:||Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology|
We identified persons with asthma using diagnosis codes and medication records in 7 health care organizations over 3 influenza seasons (2008–2009 through 2010–2011) and determined their influenza vaccination rates. Using the self-controlled risk interval method, we calculated the incidence rate ratio of medically attended respiratory events in the 14 days after LAIV compared with 29 to 42 days after vaccination in persons 2 through 49 years old.