In an email to Ars, Walgreens Vaccines VP of Medical Affairs Brian Fritsch described the influenza vaccine as “one of the most highly targeted vaccines for those with asthma.”
The vaccine is a seasonal vaccine, which means it’s targeted at seasonal patients who are most at risk of contracting the pandemic, Fritskies explained.
The vaccine’s effectiveness is “not as good as seasonal vaccines, but it’s still very good,” Fritsh said.
The flu vaccine is also a seasonal version, and is also targeted at those at higher risk of being sickened by the flu.
Fritsh explained that the vaccine is manufactured in a different manufacturing process than seasonal flu vaccines.
“This means we’re making a more efficient product,” he said.
“The most important thing is we want to get the most out of it,” Friesch continued.
“If we can get the flu vaccine to the right people at the right time, we can prevent them from becoming ill with the flu.”
In a recent interview with Reuters, Walgreen’s vaccine vice president of vaccines, John Kuchera, said that the company was “very concerned about” the potential for seasonal flu infections to be spread to people with existing asthma.
Kucheras said that Walgops vaccine is “highly targeted” to those who have asthma, who have had at least three asthma attacks in the past year.
He said that if a patient with asthma is being treated for a seasonal flu, Walgas can “target that person.”
“We’re very concerned about the potential that people with seasonal influenza could be exposed to,” Kuchers said.
“We have an entire line of products that target seasonal influenza that are targeted to those with seasonal flu.”
Walgies flu vaccine was not tested in patients who had previously been treated for seasonal influenza.
According to a recent study by the Cochrane Collaboration, it’s possible that the flu vaccines may be better at preventing the pandemics pandemic than seasonal influenza vaccines.
But it’s not clear whether the flu shot is better than seasonal vaccine at preventing asthma.
In a 2013 Cochrane review, published in the British Medical Journal, the researchers found that the influenza shot may be more effective at preventing seasonal influenza than seasonal vaccines in preventing asthma attacks.
The Cochrane study looked at five trials that involved people with either seasonal influenza or asthma who received flu shots and asthma medications.
The researchers found no evidence that the shots caused asthma attacks, or that the asthma medications prevented the flu virus from replicating.
The Cochrane researchers concluded that “the flu shot may not be a good choice for asthma patients in the long term.”
A Cochrane panel of experts also examined a recent Cochrane trial comparing flu shots to asthma medications in people who had asthma.
They found that asthma medications were more effective than flu shots at preventing severe asthma attacks during influenza seasons.
Despite the research, many people still believe that the Flu Shot is the only vaccine that can prevent seasonal flu.