Flu shots are safe for children with inflammatory bowel disease

05/6/2013 | U.S. News & World Report

Children and teens with inflammatory bowel disease who received a flu shot were no more likely to experience IBD flares than their unvaccinated peers, Canadian researchers found. The number of IBD-related doctor visits was actually lower among the immunized patients, possibly indicating that the vaccine may reduce IBD symptoms, according to the study in the journal Pediatrics.

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