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Flu Vaccination -> FluMist or Injection?

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

Trying to decide between FluMist or a single dose thimerosal free injection for my 3 1/2 year old.  
Any advice on which to choose?

post #2 of 5

I have always done injections.  I would prefer to avoid the live vaccine, and it has a higher rate of "mild flu-like illness".  We've never had worse than a sore arm after the shots.

post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 

So, just googling my question, I came up with several articles along the lines of this one, saying that for young children over 6 months, the FluMist seems to be more effective.  ...but more likely to cause some symptoms.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2012/11/03/kids-flumist-vaccine/1677863/

post #4 of 5

It is prone to cause symptoms. But it is more effective, and mimics original infection route (aka not injected, no worries on that front with unwanted byproducts of vaccines). If I did the flu vax, I'd go for the mist. But it really boils down to with how comfortable you are with vaccine ingredients. Also, FLumist is now quadrivalent.

post #5 of 5

We prefer injection for me and my younger son because we have asthma. For my older it is the mist because he hats needles.

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