Flumist Vaccination

by Kelsey Norwood

in Health,Kids


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…)!

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kim Ket. October 7, 2009 at 8:16 am

I may be wrong, but I think I remember reading that the flu mist is made with a live virus, whereas the shot is a killed one. That may be why your little one got a touch of the flu afterward. Just a thought.

2 megan loukota October 7, 2009 at 8:34 am

Did you know that there is not one case of Autism in the Amish community. Know why, they DON”T GET VACCINATED!!! Vaccines are poison and your doctors know this. Why do they keep giving them, because it enssures them a paycheck. Not really living up to the first vow of being a physician “FIRST, DO NO HARM” Visit Dr.Mercola’s website for up to date info on the H1N1 virus, about how it is not as servere as the seasonal flu and how the FDA and media are totally blowing it out of proportion. Isn’t it interesting to know that the week the H1N1 virus hit Mexico, the president of France was in Mexico City announcing that France was going to build a multi-million dollar vaccine plant. It is all about the money. Isn’t is also interesting to know that the H1N1 virus is comprised of three viruses that in nature would have never come together, this virus was man made in a lab, it didn’t just spontaneously happen. Hmmmm…..money$$$$

Books every parent should read if they want to be well informed, not just brainwashed when it comes to your childs health

Vaccinations Deception and Tragedy
The Truth About Vaccines and the Dangers They Pose
by Michael Dye (there are several other great books quoted in the text of this one)

How to Raise a Healthy Child… Inspite of Your Doctor
by Robert S Mendelsohn, M.D.

These books are written using facts and data from drug companies, doctors, the FDA, CDC,and the WHO, not just the opintions of some random person. My kids were severly affected by vaccines. Please, don’t go through the hell we went through, educate yourself if you love your children.

3 megan loukota October 7, 2009 at 3:05 pm

One other little tid bit I forgot to mention, multi-dose viles of flu vaccine still use mercury as a way to preserve it. Mercury is more toxic than lead and yet the medical community still injects people with it every year, where has our common sense gone, I mean really!!

4 Julie B October 8, 2009 at 8:24 am

My daughters were given the flumist at their last pediatric appointment and I was very pleased that it wasn’t in the form of a shot. I do know some moms personally who are doctors and they confidently gave the flumist to their little ones also.

I tend to be a little bit of a germophobe anyway, always washing my hands a lot, using the antibacterial sprays. But, I haven’t had the flu for several years now, or maybe I have just been lucky. Sometimes I have been vaccinated and sometimes not. As flu season approaches, I just think people need to just have a heightened awareness and just be extra vigilant about handwashing and germs, whether they choose to be vaccinated or not.

At my local CVS, they now sell these pen like tubes that can spray the antibacterial mist on your hands and even make special ones for children. Its about 70 sprays per tube and I keep them in my purse, car, and especially our “restaurant bag” which holds all my daughters necessities when eating out such as bibs, crayons, etc. I’m always one of those people wiping down the grocery carts and restaurant tables with antibacterial wipes but we have always been very healthy. I’ve had some family and friends tease me about the extent of my “OCD” but at the same time, I was a Biology major in college and know what lurks in those microscopes :)

5 Danielle Mahoney October 8, 2009 at 11:51 am

I have never gotten a Flu Vaccine, not because I think its poison or a big conspiracy I just never have. Now that I have a little one and have had a few days when she hasn’t felt great it breaks my heart (except for the part where she just snuggles all day). I was glad to read different takes on vaccinations so I can decide what to do for my family in the future.

6 Chantella October 9, 2009 at 6:31 am

We just got this too, and my little 3 year old did great, (he is the fighter normally) And my 6 yr old fought to the death! But we got it… I think we could have just given her the shot it was about the same for her since she freaked out!
But now she did fever this morning too…But nothing big.

I am personally not thrilled about the H1N1 shots. my hubby is mandated to get one for his work which I hate and so does he but we are told if you refuse you are fired…Great options huh?

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