Did you know that the back-to-school period is always a vulnerable time for the one in eight Kiwi children living with asthma?

Hospitalisations from asthma attacks are at their highest during weeks 3 and 4 of Term 1, so we are encouraging parents and caregivers to fill-out or update their child's Asthma Action Plan to share with their school and their teacher.

Asthma is serious but it can be managed. Your child’s action plan plays a big part in making sure you know how your child is doing and what to do if there is a change. It’s your doctor’s job to create the action plan, but like everything with managing asthma, it’s a team effort.

Below are some important things that parents can do to help their child with the return to school. Here are his tips:

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