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A 61-year-old female asked:

7yr old cold weather asthmatic. scared of needles. is nasal flu vaccine safe?

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Dr. Jay Park
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Pediatrics 50 years experience
No: Nasal flu vaccine contains live virus which can potentially exacerbate asthma.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Not a good idea: It put one of my patients in the hospital with his first ever asthma attack. You have 3 basic choices:risk flu, risk flu mist and hospital trip + shots, get flu shot. The nasal mist lists asthma as a contraindication for use anyway.

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