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Is a flu shot or flu mist more effective?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Same effectiveness
A flu shot or flu mist are both just as effective.
The flu mist has some age restrictions, and persons with some medical conditions (such as ongoing asthma symptoms) should not get the flu mist. A few years ago, a study suggested that younger children may get more protection from the flu mist, but in any one individual patient, there's no way to tell if there is a difference between shot and mist.

In brief: Same effectiveness
A flu shot or flu mist are both just as effective.
The flu mist has some age restrictions, and persons with some medical conditions (such as ongoing asthma symptoms) should not get the flu mist. A few years ago, a study suggested that younger children may get more protection from the flu mist, but in any one individual patient, there's no way to tell if there is a difference between shot and mist.
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