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Flu nasal spray?

(13 Posts)
90schild Fri 11-Nov-16 11:28:35

My DD is due her flu nasal spray today but I'm in two mins whether to get it or not?any opinions?

ShowOfHands Fri 11-Nov-16 11:31:05

Why wouldn't you get it?

SatsukiKusakabe Fri 11-Nov-16 11:33:53

My ds got his on Monday, little sniffly for the first 24 hours but absolutely fine since. He found it funny.

What are your concerns?

90schild Fri 11-Nov-16 11:34:45

I'm not really sure I just don't know much about it?i sound silly

SatsukiKusakabe Fri 11-Nov-16 11:39:56

I understand, I was a little nervous as it was live, I worry about possible side effects etc. but flu is nasty and can be dangerous for young children.

Have a read up on the nhs site Here and see what you think. Did they give you some gumpf to read with the permission form?

ShowOfHands Fri 11-Nov-16 11:40:32

www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/child-flu-vaccine.aspx

Haudyerwheesht Fri 11-Nov-16 11:53:31

Well it's only anecdotal of course but I wouldn't hesitate. Ds had flu aged 3 and ended up with pneumonia. I honestly thought we'd lose him.

Dinosaursgoboo Fri 11-Nov-16 19:51:35

Kids can die from flu. Mine all get the spray.

shewolfmum Fri 11-Nov-16 21:01:45

it isn't very effective and is live and sheds to immunocompromised people.

www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/children.htm

have a good read up...probably too late if it was today!

Lake2 Sun 13-Nov-16 11:21:21

Mine both got it (2 and 4) and no side effects at all

dementedpixie Sun 13-Nov-16 14:41:26

It has been more effective in the UK compared to the US which is why it's still being recommended here. Ds is due his soon too.

DeleteOrDecay Sun 13-Nov-16 15:52:33

Eldest had hers a few weeks ago, no side effects at all although I understand it's different for everyone. Youngest was too young to have it so in my mind I'm protecting them both by the eldest getting it.

hoolabaybee Tue 15-Nov-16 13:44:00

Mine had it 2 week ago and is now really poorly with high temp/bad cough on day 4 now. Thought it would eradicate this, seems worse than a cold sad

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