When did the nasal flu vaccine start?

All children in the UK aged 2 have been offered vaccination against flu since September 2013, and the programme was extended last year to include infant school children. 1 It is gradually being rolled out to include all children aged 2 to 17.

Why can’t adults have nasal flu vaccine?

In addition to the previously listed adults who should not receive the flu shot, adults should NOT get the nasal spray influenza vaccine if they: Are pregnant. Are ages 50 or older. Have a weakened immune system due to disease or certain medical treatments.

When did flu jabs start in UK?

The programme started in 2013–2014 in children aged 2 and 3 years, and is being rolled out to older age cohorts over a number of seasons. Much of the influenza vaccine programme is delivered through primary care.

Does the nasal flu vaccine work?

After the 2009 pandemic, several U.S. studies among 2 through 17-year-olds found that the nasal spray vaccine was as effective against influenza B viruses and influenza A(H3N2) viruses as inactivated influenza vaccines, but was less effective than inactivated flu vaccines against the 2009 pandemic H1N1 viruses.

How long do you shed flu virus after vaccination?

The route of infection is through contact with faeces, and some live vaccines, like the viruses they prevent, are shed in stool for up to 28 days. Normal hygiene is sufficient to prevent infection among healthy individuals, but immunocompromised individuals need to be especially diligent.

What are the side effects of the flu vaccine nasal spray?

What are the side effects that could occur with the nasal spray flu vaccine?

  • Runny nose.
  • Wheezing.
  • Headache.
  • Vomiting.
  • Muscle aches.
  • Fever (low grade)
  • Sore throat (in older children)

What is the difference between the nasal spray and the flu shot?

The flu shot is an injection in the arm of an adult or the leg of a child under the age of 3. The FluMist is a nasal spray that is inhaled through the nose. Inactive vs. live.

Is flu jab free for over 50s?

Who can have the flu vaccine? The flu vaccine is given free on the NHS to people who: are 50 and over (including those who’ll be 50 by 31 March 2022) have certain health conditions.

What type of vaccine is AstraZeneca?

The AstraZeneca vaccine is safe and effective. Find out what is in the AstraZeneca vaccine. The AstraZeneca vaccine uses a chimpanzee adenovirus vaccine vector. This is a harmless, weakened adenovirus that usually causes the common cold in chimpanzees.

Is nasal or flu shot better?

Studies show that both the flu shot and nasal spray work. For adults, doctors found that the nasal spray works just as well as the flu shot. In 2009, they found that the nasal spray worked better in children. But later studies didn’t show that it was any more effective than the shot.

Is the nasal flu vaccine better than the shot?

There are two options: the flu shot and the nasal spray FluMist. Most years, both offer about the same level of protection, but some people are better suited for the shot, while others do better with the spray.

Is nasal flu vaccine live?

The flu vaccine for children is a nasal spray (sprayed into the nose), not an injection. The live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) contains live forms of flu virus which have been weakened (attenuated). These stimulate the immune system but do not cause disease in healthy people.