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Is the nasal spray flu vaccine safe for everyone?

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The CDC says it's okay to get the nasal spray flu vaccine if you're healthy, between the ages 2 to 49, and not pregnant. Adults should get one dose of the vaccine per year. Kids 2 to 9 who are getting their first flu vaccine will need a second dose four weeks later. The first isn't enough to prevent the flu -- two doses will. Every year after that, your child will need only one dose.

SOURCES: CDC: "Influenza (Flu) Q&A: The Nasal-Spray Flu Vaccine." National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Understanding Flu Prevention." Medline Plus: "Flu." Medline Plus: "Common Cold."



Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 08, 2018

SOURCES: CDC: "Influenza (Flu) Q&A: The Nasal-Spray Flu Vaccine." National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Understanding Flu Prevention." Medline Plus: "Flu." Medline Plus: "Common Cold."



Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 08, 2018

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