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Flu nose aerosol (vaccine) for prevention of Influenza A virus infection in healthy Seniors

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    Bottom Line

  • Flu nose spray vaccine with “live” (weakened) viruses. Not tested with seniors, since it is considered risky. Therefore no data about benefits or risks exists. High risk potential.

    • -  Evidence icon EVIDENCE | NOT TESTED
    • -  Effectiveness icon EFFECTIVENESS | UNCLEAR
    • -  Safety Circle icon SAFETY | DANGEROUS


Do not use this treatment for seniors:

Nose spray with “live” influenza viruses is considered risky and is not given to seniors. No data about benefits or risks. High risk potential.

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Note that the information here relates only to HEALTHY seniors. Flu vaccines are, for example, essential for asthmatic seniors.

About Flu nose aerosol (vaccine)

Flu nose spray vaccine with “live” (weakened) viruses

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    Target Population:

    healthy Seniors, 65 year old and above

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    Seasonal vaccine (once a year). One dose. But NOT given to seniors

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    Prevention of Influenza infection, symptoms and complications.

Research Summary

  • - Green Pages icon Not tested
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  • Unclear
  • Benefits:

    Unknown. Nose spray with “live” influenza viruses is considered risky and therefore is not tested with seniors.

  • - Safety icon Dangerous
  • Risks:

    Unclear. High risk potential. Nose spray with “live” influenza viruses is considered risky and is not given to seniors.

Influenza virus infection Overview

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    Medical problem:

    Flu (influenza virus infection and symptoms).

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    Symptoms and signs:

    Cough, dizziness, fever, headache, nausea, pains, runny nose, sore throat, vomiting and aches.

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    Ear infection, lung infection, Seizures.

Brand Names

Flu Nose Spray (vaccine)

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