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.
Do not use this treatment for toddlers:
No data exists on benefits. It has Strong side effects, known serious harms and high risk potential.
Note that the information here relates only to HEALTHY toddlers. Flu vaccines are, for example, essential for asthmatic toddlers.
Flu nose spray vaccine with “live” (weakened) viruses
healthy Toddlers, 6 to 24 months
Seasonal vaccine (once a year). One dose or two doses at least 1 month apart. But NOT given to toddlers.
Prevention of Influenza infection, symptoms and complications.
Unknown. No data exists, probably since live flu virus nose spray is regarded as risky and is rarely used with toddlers.
Risky. Known serious harms (such as febrile convulsions, cataplexy and narcolepsy) in specific cases.
Flu (influenza virus infection and symptoms).
Symptoms and signs:
Cough, dizziness, fever, headache, nausea, pains, runny nose, sore throat, vomiting and aches.
Ear infection, lung infection, Seizures.
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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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