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Is anyone getting needle-free vaccinations for their children?

Hello,

I have never vaccinated my kids against the flu, but i think i should this year. Anyone ever tried a needle-free vaccine?

Thanks!

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:35 PM on Jul. 8, 2009 in Kids' Health

Answers (6)
  • We don't do any vaccines. It isn't the needle I'm scared of...
    Autumn22

    Answer by Autumn22 at 2:52 PM on Jul. 8, 2009

  • If you're talking about the nasal one, it's only for certain people. I don't know so you'd be better off talking with a doctor you trust and getting the information.

    Yeah, Autumn...whatever. I think everyone on the boards knows how you feel and what you tout.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:49 PM on Jul. 8, 2009

  • My twins are too young for the nasal flu vaccine. They have had other vaccines given orally. They were just fine.

    I agree with anon above. It's best to talk to your doctor which one is right for you and your family.
    sammygrl77

    Answer by sammygrl77 at 5:46 PM on Jul. 8, 2009

  • I do vax. my son, but during the fall we get the Flu Mist. It is a nasal spray at our peds. office. It is for 5 and up. Atleast at our office. And they run out of them fast. I think we got it in Oct.
    My son and I both caught the Flu the year before and it was really bad and I was so scared how sick he was, I will never skip it again.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:54 PM on Jul. 8, 2009

  • The Flu Mist is ok as long as the child doesn't have asthma, it makes asthma worse. Also, the mist is a live virus of the flu where the regular vaccine is an inactive shot. I will never skip the flu vaccine for neither my son nor I, we get one every October and neither of us have ever had the flu.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 9:57 PM on Jul. 8, 2009

  • Yikes, flu mist? That's a live virus vaccine... which means it can surely give them the flu. I'd watch out with that one.
    http://www.medimmune.com/pdf/products/flumist_pi.pdf
    Autumn22

    Answer by Autumn22 at 8:09 AM on Jul. 10, 2009

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