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Has anyones child gotten the h1n1 mist? did your child ate an side affects

My 3 yr old is gettin the mist today!

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 8:52 AM on Nov. 13, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • Please keep your child at home for 3 weeks because that is a live virus you are sticking up his/her nose. Here's the link- http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2205843/h1n1_flumist_the_nasal_spray_that_keeps.html?singlepage=true&cat=70
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:47 AM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • "The H1N1 FluMist is made with "live" virus. This means that the H1N1 flu will be a part of the nasal spray formula. It's supposed to be just enough to start your immunity to build defenses to it. The shot is supposed to be a killed virus.

    If you take the H1N1 FluMist, you will in fact become a carrier of the H1N1 flu. Information on this drug states that you can and will shed the virus for up to 21 days. That means as you are visiting with your elderly family members, or shopping in the isles of your grocery store or sitting in church with young children and people with immune problems, YOU are going to be shedding the virus H1N1 germs."
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:49 AM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • "If you are a person that cannot tolerate the shot or the FluMist for the H1N1 flu, you are a sitting duck when it comes to being around people who have taken the FluMist. The use of FluMist is for people ages 2 - 49. How many people do you come into contact each day that don't fit the age range?"
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:49 AM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • OMG. You do not have to keep her in the house for 3 weeks. That's insane.

    They're giving the mist to kids IN SCHOOLS. Yeah...they really have to be kept home.

    That's crazy.

    OP...sorry I can't answer your question. My kids have to get the shot because they have asthma.

    I do know that because it is a small amount of the live virus, there is a CHANCE to get a light case of the flu.

    If your kid wipes her nose with her hand then touches something, sure there's a chance she could spread the virus. However, it's unlikely.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:56 AM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • I think if anyone gets the mist they need to stay at home. Why should others be put at risk because you put a LIVE VIRUS up your child's nose? It is NOT crazy! What's crazy is putting this LIVE VIRUS up your child's nose!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:11 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • Mine isn't willing to "sniff" so I have to wait for the shot. I got the mist and no side effects. My doc said that althought it is a live virus, it's not a big deal. You can "shed" the virus ie cough and spread it. But it is a weakened form and if you are in contact with healthy people, it is actually helping them as well by being exposed to those (because it is in such a small amount and a weakened version to began with).
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:11 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • "But it is a weakened form and if you are in contact with healthy people, it is actually helping them as well by being exposed to those (because it is in such a small amount and a weakened version to began with)."

    So what if you are around less than healthy people? Who cares???
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:13 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • ""So what if you are around less than healthy people? Who cares??? ""

    If you get the mist, don't run over to the cancer ward. It's not rocket science here.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:17 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • Um, asthma, diabetes, AIDS, heart defeects, etc... All of those people are out walking around, not in cancer wards.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:19 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • Anon--if you're so worried about the people out there who have gotten the mist . . . well, why don't you stay home?

    BridgetC140

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 12:33 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

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