I got papers the other day from my children's elementary school that they provide Flu Mist at no cost to those children whose parents consent. They have NEVER gotten flu shots or mists before and neither have I. We have also NEVER gotten the flu (and Lord help us that we never do). I was wondering what is your opinion and if you have any facts, articles about the effectiveness, necessity, etc. of it. TIA!Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 11:18 AM on Oct. 2, 2009 in Health
Answer by Steph319 at 11:20 AM on Oct. 2, 2009
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Answer by Autumn22 at 2:16 PM on Oct. 2, 2009
I wouldn't recommend it only because Flu Mist uses the live virus flu bug to trigger an immune system response so the chances of your child actually contracting the flu (and giving it to the rest of your family) are much higher. The flu shot uses a deactivated / deconstructed form of flu virus to elicit an immune system response so I'd opt for that instead if you're going to get flu shots. You can ask for the mercury free shot if you're concerned about the trace amounts of mercury found in some flu shots. Keep in mind that the trace amount of mercury found in an adult sized dose of the flu shot is roughly equivalent to the same amount of mercury found in 1 can of tuna fish. Hope this helps.
Answer by ktok2009 at 8:53 AM on Oct. 3, 2009
FTR, we don't do flu shots either. The information I just typed out came from the Dr. Sears vaccine book. The information about mercury content vs. mercury content in seafood comes from various websites that post information about the toxic products often found in seafood.
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