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    cindys is offline Platinum level (1000+ posts)
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    Default FluMist - Anyone used for 3yr old?

    I am still debating flu vaccine for my 3yr old....I would have gotten him the thermasol free shot but the Pediatricians office ran out of those and only had the FluMist which is thermasol free.

    The Dr indicated the mist may make him sick with flu like symptoms for a couple days.

    The 1yr old got his thermasol free shot today.

    Neither of my boys are in daycare.

    Just not sure what to do.

    Sorry, cause I know there are alot of threads on flu vaccines.

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    My 3 year old dd got the mist 1 day after her 3rd birthday and she was absolutely fine. No symptoms after, but I'm sure everyone reacts differently.

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    My 3yo got the thimerosal free flu mist a couple months ago. If anything happened we didn't notice. It didn't seem to slow her down.

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    My son received the FluMist last year - age 3.5 - and this year - age 4.5. Both times, he had no reaction.

    (That said, we are going to vax for H1N1, but I am waiting for the inactive vax for my son. My daughter is 19 months, so her seasonal flu vax was - and her H1N1 vax will be - the inactive injection. My husband and I are going to get the H1N1 mist this weekend.)

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    My 5 year old got the flu mist this year & missed a week of school afterwards.
    He ran a fever (only about 100-101) for 5-6 days after. His symptoms were pretty mild, he really did not feel that bad. Just a little headache and tired.
    Of course I will NEVER know if it was from the mist or a coincindence (a virus he would've gotten anyway).
    I don't regret doing the mist though & would consider it again.
    It is supposed to provide much better coverage than the injection.
    Yes, he did get sick after..but not as bad as full blown flu.
    For the H1N1 I am going to do the shot though.



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    Thanks for the reponses!!

    I wonder too if anyone has considered not getting the flu vaccine at all.

    I am so on the fence

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    DS1 got the flu mist this past Sat. He has been completely fine.
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    I have 4 boys and we are skipping the flu vaccine. We have never gotten them. My oldest 2 were vax'd on schedule Nathan was delayed on all shots after 18months and Jack is very delayed.

    I had an interesting discussion with my sister who is an ER manager and none of her staff is allowed the flu mist. If they choose to get the vaccine it has to be the shot. None of her pregnant nurses are allowed (knowing) contact with potential h1n1 patients


    Her own children skipped the vax
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    DS got Flu Mist last year at 3. I didn't feel like the fight I knew we'd have if we got the shot. (Yep. I'm a bad Mommy.) Didn't have any symptoms of flu. I think that's just one of those possibilities, not a definate. That said, if you're getting the H1N1 when it comes into the office, you have to wait a certain amount of time if you did the FluMist. With the shots, there's no wait time between the shots.
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    FWIW, my 3 year old got Flu Mist two weeks ago, and has been absolutely fine.

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