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Flu nasal spray and relative having chemo?

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SirNiallDementia Sun 18-Sep-16 15:37:11

DS is 3 and has been booked in for the flu spray in a few weeks. DP will also be offered a flu vax as he has a lifelong medical condition.

A close relative is having chemotherapy. Is there a chance DS or DP could give her the flu after having the nasal spray or an injection? If so we'll have to rethink the vaccination or stop contact for a while.


Itscurtainsforyou Sun 18-Sep-16 18:12:52

Iirc the nasal spray is a live vaccine so could theoretically pass flu on. The adult injection is not.

When my son had his nasal spray last year, we were advised to get the whole family vaccinated to ensure the rest of us didn't catch it. My son was also not allowed to visit his baby brother in icu for 2 weeks afterwards.

PinkSwimGoggles Sun 18-Sep-16 18:20:13

cancer research

on page 3 regarding immuno compromised relatives

speak to the consultant.

SirNiallDementia Mon 19-Sep-16 17:43:25

Thanks all, I've asked relative to speak to consultant about it.

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