We definitely don’t want to be getting the flu this year, especially since babies have to be 6 months before they can be vaccinated, so we’re all getting flu shots! Well, Elliot actually got the “Flumist” vaccination, which was waaay better than a shot.
It’s relatively new and my pediatrician says it lasts longer than the shot, so ask your doctor about it. It’s a mist they spray up your child’s nose, and while Elliot squirmed a bit, we didn’t have to endure the shot induced wailing and gnashing. Elliot got a touch of the flu right after, so be prepared for that…but that’s how antibodies are made so bring it on!
This photo is from USA Today, and the article said that the flumist is supposed to be 55% more effective in preventing the flu. It’s worth a shot (or a snort…)!