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A 41-year-old member asked:

Is it a good idea to take flumist if i have a minor mvp (mitral valve prolapse)?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alisa Niksch
Pediatric Cardiology 23 years experience
No problem...: There is no danger of taking FluMist to this minor abnormality of your mitral valve. Flumist contains a live, weakened flu virus, so you should not take this form of the vaccine if you have a problem with your immune system. You should also avoid the flu vaccine if you have had a severe allergic reaction to eggs. Your heart should be just fine!
Dr. Steven Guyton
Thoracic Surgery 47 years experience
Yes: The mitral valve prolapse should not have any effect on the immunization. Similarly, the flutist is very unlikely to have any effect on the mitral valve.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Depends: In the 2017-18 flu season the protection rate from the flu mist is so bad that most centers do not recommend its use.

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A 50-year-old member asked:

Is it possible that i receive flumist if I have a minor mvp (mitral valve prolapse)?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Ok: Mvp is not a contraindication to receiving flumist.
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
undefined 49 years experience
Flumist is recommended for healthy individuals age 2-45 years old, contraindicated for diabetics, asthmatics & any One with immune compromise.
Aug 15, 2015
Last updated Mar 14, 2019


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