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?
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.
Carseat-checking (CPST) and WAH mama to a thirteen-year-old girl.
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.
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.