FLU SHOT?? for Jessica

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cra43
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   Posted 12/8/2008 11:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Jessica and Carol,,,,  In this packet of info they gave my son, it says NOT to get a live virus flu shot..now I'm confused.  Is this flu shot they are giving out now, live or what?  I sure don't want him to get sick from it.  thanks again for all your info.

Red_34
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   Posted 12/8/2008 12:35 PM (GMT -6)   
The one flu shot vaccine does not contain a live virus. The only one that contains the live virus is the nasal one. And many doctors don't even use that anymore.
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basa0806
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   Posted 12/8/2008 12:37 PM (GMT -6)   
The flu SHOT is a dead virus but the nasal spray is a live virus. That's what the health services at my college told us.
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hana24
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   Posted 12/8/2008 12:55 PM (GMT -6)   
My remicade nurse said we have to get the flu and pneumonia but they were both needles. She gave them to me not my normal doctor.
Jessica 27/F
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omeprazole(for acid reflex)
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shannon1
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   Posted 12/8/2008 1:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Flu SHOT = killed virus (can NOT get the flu from this)

Flu MIST = live virus
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