|Description:||This 2009 image depicts a healthcare practitioner as he was administering the H1N1 live attenuated intranasal vaccine (LAIV) to an Asian man. Using a small syringe, he was delivering the vaccine mist into the man’s right nostril.|
What is the nasal spray flu vaccine?
What is the nasal spray flu vaccine? There are two types of flu vaccine: the flu shot and the nasal spray vaccine. Both types of vaccine were made for both the 2009 H1N1, and seasonal influenza. The nasal spray flu vaccine (sometimes called LAIV for Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine) is a vaccine made with live, weakened viruses that cannot grow at normal body temperature and is given via a nasal sprayer. This vaccine was approved for seasonal influenza viruses in 2003 and tens of millions of doses of the vaccine have been given in the United States.