Originally Posted by samaxtics
Would you be confident enough to take your flu-mist vaccinated child around immunocompromised people Teacozy?
According to the CDC, the only people you have to worry about are severely
immunocompromised patients- ones who are being cared for in a protective environment. Not kids well enough to be in school.
"People who are in contact with others with severely
weakened immune systems when they are being cared for in a protective environment (for example, people with hematopoietic stem cell transplants), should not get the nasal spray vaccine. People who have contact with people with weakened (but not severely weakened) immune systems due to underlying illness (e.g. diabetes, asthma, and heart disease, can get the nasal spray vaccine.
Bolding not mine.
Just to further illustrate how remote the possibility is here are some numbers:
"Shedding can result in transmission, but does not result in illness in others
Like the influenza virus, the vaccine virus can also be transmitted to an unvaccinated individual
However, the vaccine virus has been engineered not to cause illness
The shed virus must regain its ability to replicate at the higher temperatures of the lungs in order for illness to occur4,5
The virus must revert back to wild type to produce illness
With at least 5 attenuating points in each strain, the odds of reversion to wild-type influenza are 1 in 100,000,000,000,000,000,000 (one in 100 quintillion) replication cycles (1x1020 replication cycles), more than a millennium in time
No cases of reversion to wild type have been reported to date
FluMist Quadrivalent may be used by those eligible recipients who have close contact with immunocompromised persons"
Bolding mine. https://www.flumistquadrivalent.com/...d_vaccine.html
So yes, it is completely 100% illogical to worry about your non severely
immunocompromised child catching the flu from the flumist.