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do vaccinations increase my child's risk of developing asthma?

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Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 30 years experience
No: There is no evidence that vaccination increases the incidence of asthma.
Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 27 years experience
No: There's no evidence of an increased risk of asthma in vaccinated children. The main risk factor for asthma is a positive family history of asthma or related allergic disorders; other risk factors include certain infections that occur during childhood (like bronchiolitis).
Dr. Douglas Tzanetos
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
No: There is no evidence that vaccination increases the odds of developing asthma. In fact, vaccinations against the flu and pertussis (the cause of whooping cough) are protective against respiratory infections that greatly increase the chance of asthma exacerbations.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No Evidence: Not only is there no evidence that immunizations increase the risk of asthma, but preventing these diseases helps prevent pulmonary ( lung) damage that may lead to asthmatic symptoms.

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