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Are you contagious after the nasal flu vaccine?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine

In brief: LiveAttenuatedVaccin

Nasal Flu Vaccine is a live attenuated vaccine and is not contagious for healthy people.
No serious illness has been reported among the contacts, Only contact with severely weakened immune system and in protective envoirenment like after stem cell transplant,on chemotherapy,pre term infants be avoided

In brief: LiveAttenuatedVaccin

Nasal Flu Vaccine is a live attenuated vaccine and is not contagious for healthy people.
No serious illness has been reported among the contacts, Only contact with severely weakened immune system and in protective envoirenment like after stem cell transplant,on chemotherapy,pre term infants be avoided
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Benjamin Kalm
Pediatrics

In brief: Nasal Flu Vaccine

You are slightly contagious after receiving the nasal flu vaccine.
The nasal vaccine contains weakened "live" virus (as opposed to the shot that contains incomplete viral particles). These weakened viruses can be spread but generally can't lead to disease. However, people who are immunocompromised (i.e. Cancer patients) can become sickened in this way.

In brief: Nasal Flu Vaccine

You are slightly contagious after receiving the nasal flu vaccine.
The nasal vaccine contains weakened "live" virus (as opposed to the shot that contains incomplete viral particles). These weakened viruses can be spread but generally can't lead to disease. However, people who are immunocompromised (i.e. Cancer patients) can become sickened in this way.
Dr. Benjamin Kalm
Dr. Benjamin Kalm
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