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Description:This image depicts a qualified nurse in a clinical setting, who was in the process of administering a dosage of FluMist® live attenuated intranasal vaccine LAIV) into the right nostril, and into this patient’s nasal cavity. Note that the nurse’s hands were gloved, thereby, avoiding the possibility of cross-contamination.

Can the nasal spray flu vaccine give you the flu?

Unlike the flu shot, the nasal spray flu vaccine does contain live viruses. However, the viruses are attenuated (weakened) and cannot cause flu illness. The weakened viruses are cold-adapted, which means they are designed to only cause infection at the cooler temperatures found within the nose. The viruses cannot infect the lungs or other areas where warmer temperatures exist. Some children and young adults 2-17 years of age have reported experiencing mild reactions after receiving nasal spray flu vaccine, including runny nose, nasal congestion or cough, chills, tiredness/weakness, sore throat and headache. Some adults 18-49 years of age have reported runny nose or nasal congestion, cough, chills, tiredness/weakness, sore throat and headache. These side effects are mild and short-lasting, especially when compared to symptoms of influenza infection.

High Resolution:Right click here and select "Save Target As..." for hi-resolution image (6.52 MB)
Content Providers(s):CDC/ Douglas Jordan, M.A.
Creation Date:2011
Photo Credit:Douglas Jordan, M.A.
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  • CDC - National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD); Seasonal Influenza (Flu)
  • CDC - National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD); Seasonal Influenza (Flu): The Nasal-Spray Flu Vaccine (Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine [LAIV])
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