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Influenza nose spray vaccine (vaccine) for prevention of viral infection of Influenza in healthy Toddlers

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Influenza nose spray vaccine (vaccine)

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viral infection of Influenza prevention in healthy Toddlers

Curefacts.com - Evidence icon EVIDENCE | NOT TESTED
Curefacts.com - Circle icon EFFECTIVENESS | UNCLEAR
Curefacts.com - Circle icon SAFETY | DANGEROUS
Flu nose spray vaccine with “live” (weakened) viruses. No valid studies conducted, probably since it is regarded as too risky for toddlers. Therefore, no data exists on benefits. High risk potential. Known serious harms.

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Influenza nose spray vaccine

Live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) is a type of influenza vaccine in the form of a nasal spray. It is an attenuated vaccine, unlike most influenza vaccines, which are inactivated vaccines. LAIV is administered intranasally, while inactivated vaccines are administered by intramuscular injection. Both live attenuated and inactivated vaccines are typically trivalent, since they contain material from three different influenza virus. LAIV is sold under the trade name FluMist in the United States and Canada. (source)

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