Myths About Flu Shots and Asthma


Be aware of how serious the flu can be

You can’t count on others being vaccinated to protect you

Younger adults need to do a better job being vaccinated

Frequency of the flu in asthmatics

Complications of the flu for asthmatics

The flu shot and concurrent asthma attacks

How effectively a flu shot protects you

Egg allergies and flu shots

Elimination of the FluMist vaccine

Infants and children should be vaccinated

Jennifer Mitchell Wilson

Jennifer Mitchell Wilson


Jennifer Mitchell Wilson is a dietitian and mother of three girls. Two of her children have dealt with acid reflux disease, food allergies, migraines, and asthma. She has a Bachelor of Science in dietetics from Harding University and has done graduate work in public health and nutrition through Eastern Kentucky University. In addition to writing for HealthCentral, she does patient consults and serves on the Board of Directors for the Pediatric Adolescent Gastroesophageal Reflux Association.