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Is anyone getting needle-free vaccinations for their children?


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


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

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  • We don't do any vaccines. It isn't the needle I'm scared of...

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

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

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