Which is better flu shot or nasal mist?

Which is better flu shot or nasal mist?

Does It Work Better Than the Flu Shot? Studies show that both the flu shot and nasal spray work. For adults, doctors found that the nasal spray works just as well as the flu shot. In 2009, they found that the nasal spray worked better in children.

Is the flu mist as effective as the vaccine?

FluMist has gone through quite the journey in recent years. The nasal flu vaccine made headlines when researchers found that it was less effective than injectable flu vaccines in children during the 2012–2013 and 2013–2014 flu seasons.

Why is nasal flu vaccine not recommended?

In 2016, research from the US showed that the nasal flu vaccine was no longer working well in children against one of the strains in the vaccine (influenza A(H1N1)). As a result the nasal flu spray was not recommended for use in the US during the 2016-17 and 2017-18 flu seasons (see our blog piece from September 2016).

Can you catch flu from nasal vaccine?

False. The nasal flu vaccine contains live flu viruses that have been weakened so they do not cause flu in others.

Should I let my child have the flu vaccine?

In most cases, yes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a yearly flu (influenza) vaccine for all children 6 months and older in the United States — ideally by the end of October. This year the CDC recommends the flu shot or the nasal spray flu vaccine.

Should the nasal flu vaccine be used this year?

The AAP recommends that any licensed vaccine available this year and appropriate for a child’s age and health status be given to children, with no preference. Both types of available flu vaccine (flu shot or nasal spray) can be given according to their indications, with no preference, for the 2021-2022 flu season.

What age is the nasal flu vaccine?

The nasal spray vaccine offers the best protection for children aged 2 to 17 years. They will be offered the flu vaccine injection if the nasal spray vaccine is not suitable for them. Some children will be offered the injected flu vaccine if they have: a severely weakened immune system.

Is flu vaccine safe for kids?

Who qualifies for FluMist?

FLUMIST can help protect appropriate children and adults 2-49 years of age. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend FLUMIST QUADRIVALENT as one of the options for flu vaccination.

Is FluMist covered by insurance?

FluMist Quadrivalent is a vaccine used to treat the flu. It is a quadrivalent flu shot, which means that it protects against four flu strains. FluMist Quadrivalent is less popular than comparable drugs. It is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.