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A 39-year-old female asked about a male:

Is allergy vaccine for child aged 14 safe to prevent him from asthma in future?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: But always take the caution after the vaccination to be sure there are no serious reactions.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Confusing question: I know of no allergy vaccination that can or will prevent asthma in anyone at any age. There are allergy shots that can reduce a persons allergic responses if taken over several years, but not all seem to benefit from them. Allergy by itself has been cited as a triggering factor in only 5-10% of asthma sufferers.

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