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A 44-year-old member asked:

How come the flu mist not work for people with asthma?

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Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 28 years experience
Flumist: It works. However, there is a small but serious risk of causing an asthma attack if FluMist (and not flu shot) is given to an asthmatic.

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Why doesn't the flu mist work for people with asthma?

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Not recommended: for people with chronic lung disease including asthma, most probably due to its nature "live attenuated" not a killed vaccine,

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