Health Tip: Getting a Nasal Vaccine for Flu
Some should consult a doctor first
(HealthDay News) -- The influenza (flu) vaccine is available in two forms -- as an injection and in the form of a nasal spray.
The American Academy of Family Physicians says the nasal flu vaccine isn't for everyone, advising that you should talk with a physician before the following people get the nasal vaccine:
- Children under age 2.
- Adults aged 50 and older.
- Anyone who has a chronic health problem or compromised immune system.
- Anyone who takes long-term aspirin therapy.
- Anyone who has lung, heart or kidney disease, or is diabetic.
- Anyone who has Guillain-Barré syndrome.
- Women who are pregnant.
- Anyone with an egg allergy or who has had a previous allergic reaction to a flu vaccine.