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Why is the h1n1 shot safe for pregnant women and the nasal spray isnt?

The spray is not safe for children under 2 or pregnant women. Why? Is it idfferent?

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:10 PM on Sep. 20, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (4)
  • The vaccine uses a killed virus. The nasal spray uses a modified live virus.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:20 PM on Sep. 20, 2009

  • I really don't know. But if I was pregnant and wanted the vaccine, I would make sure to get the thermasol free vaccine.

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 10:44 PM on Sep. 20, 2009

  • What the first anon said. FluMist is like that too.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 12:59 AM on Sep. 21, 2009

  • What's In the H1N1 Vaccine? The Vaccine Inserts The FDA has the inserts on their website:

    See link for H1N1 info. and ingredients:

    Summary Information: Injectable Vaccines Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine (CSL Limited)Mercury & No Mercury Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine (Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics Limited) Mercury Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine (Sanofi Pasteur, Inc.) Mercury and no Mercury

    Intranasal Vaccine (THIS IS A LIVE VIRUS)-No Mercury 
    (Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine (MedImmune LLC) 


    Answer by agentwanda at 1:04 AM on Sep. 21, 2009

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