Hello, hope this is the right forum to post this in...
My kids' charter school is offering a flu vax clinic this Friday. Kids may receive either the flu shot or the FluMist nasal spray (parent's choice). My boys, ages 11 and 9 are not vaxed and we don't do flu shots.
Do you think I should keep them home? I know that the FluMist is a live virus (supposedly 'weakened') and that there is at least a possibility of catching the flu from someone who has had it. Even our fairly pro-vax doctor wouldn't rule it out, although she said it's very unlikely unless they have a weakened immune system. My thought is that even with a weakened live virus, they're being exposed to multiple kids who have just had the spray, all day, in a closed space.
The school nurse of course says she's never heard of anyone catching it from the FluMist, it's not contagious, blah, blah, blah.
Am I overreacting to keep them home?