Does influenza immunisation cause exacerbations of chronic airflow obstruction or asthma?

Watson, J. M.; Cordier, J. F.; Nicholson, K. G.
February 1997
Thorax;Feb1997, Vol. 52 Issue 2, p190
Academic Journal
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