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What types of influenza vaccine are available?

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The seasonal flu vaccine comes in three main types. One is the flu shot, for people 6 months and older. The second is the FluMist nasal spray. It’s approved for healthy people ages 2 to 49 who are not pregnant. Pregnant women can only get the shot. The third is a needle-less option for people 18 to 64. It uses high pressure from a jet injector.

From: Influenza Vaccine: The Basics WebMD Medical Reference

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CDC. 

Immunization Action Coalition. 

American Academy of Family Physicians.

CDC: "Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine in Children 2 through 8 Years Old." 

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 9, 2018

SOURCES: 

CDC. 

Immunization Action Coalition. 

American Academy of Family Physicians.

CDC: "Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine in Children 2 through 8 Years Old." 

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 9, 2018

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