Health Tip: Considering the Nasal Spray Flu
-- Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- The seasonal flu vaccine can be administered
via a shot or a less invasive nasal spray.
The American Academy of Family Physicians, however, says not
everyone is a candidate for the nasal vaccine. The academy says the
following people should talk with their doctor before getting the
Children under age 2, or adults 50 and older.
Anyone with a chronic health problem or a compromised immune
Children or teens who take long-term aspirin therapy.
Anyone who has heart, kidney or lung disease, or diabetes.
Women who are pregnant.
Anyone who has had Guillain-Barré syndrome.
Anyone who has had an allergic reaction from a flu vaccine, or
who is allergic to eggs.
EBSCO Information Services is fully accredited by URAC. URAC is an independent, nonprofit health care accrediting organization dedicated to promoting health care quality through accreditation, certification and commendation.
This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.
If you have an existing account with My AHChart or myAurora, select Existing Account below to transfer your health information to the new myAurora. If you do not have an existing account, please select New Account.