For children between the ages of 1 and 6 years, intranasal
influenza vaccination (“flu-mist”) provides significantly better
protection against the flu than the traditional intramuscular
“flu shot.” However, care must be employed in children with a
history of wheezing or asthma, because “flu-mist” tends to cause
more wheezing in these patients than the “flu-shot.” For such
patients, the “flu shot” is likely a better choice.
Influenza vaccination in children: intranasal spray versus intramuscular injection..
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