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Health Tip: Is the Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine for You?

Posted Nov 10 2011 12:00pm
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Some shouldn't get it

(HealthDay News) -- The annual seasonal flu vaccine is available as a shot and a nasal spray, but the nasal spray isn't recommended for everyone.

The American Academy of Family Physicians says these people should not get the nasal spray version of the flu vaccine:

  • Children under age 2, or adults aged 50 and older.
  • Anyone with a chronic health condition or a weak immune system.
  • Anyone taking aspirin therapy.
  • Women who are pregnant.
  • Anyone with Guillain-Barre syndrome, diabetes, or heart, lung or kidney disease.
  • Anyone with an egg allergy or a previous allergic reaction to the flu vaccine.

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