Health Tip: Considering the Nasal Spray Flu
(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.
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