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Flu Shot vs Mist

Posted by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 11:25 AM
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Aren't they exactly the same?? I had an appointment at my endocrinologist yesterday and as I was in the waiting room, I was eavesdropping on the receptionists' conversation. One of them has a daughter who recently had some kind of reaction from the flu shot. So apparently the remedy to this is to get her the mist next year. SMH. Don't they have the exact same ingredients?? Why would you think she wouldn't have a reaction to the SAME ingredients just because you administer them through a different part of the body?

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by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 11:25 AM
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micheledo
by Bronze Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 11:26 AM
I thought the flu mist is live, so there are fewer ingredients since the immune system will naturally react to a live virus.
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mjrex87
by Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Oooh okay... So if your child has a reaction to an inactivated virus, it's kinder to purposely infect her with a live virus? Lol... I wish I knew more about it so I could have said something to that lady yesterday.


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I thought the flu mist is live, so there are fewer ingredients since the immune system will naturally react to a live virus.



emmy526
by New Owner on Jan. 17, 2013 at 12:55 PM

not only that, the mist sheds the flu

Elijahsmommy9
by New Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 6:48 PM

Yeah the mist sheds for 21 days. Sharing the wealth.

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