Scared of Needles? Pick Your Nose!

Winter 2010 CSANews Issue 77  |  Posted date : Dec 06, 2010.Back to list

If you dread your annual flu shot because you know that you'll have to deal with a needle, there's a new product on the market that may help you out.
FluMistĀ®, a vaccine which comes in a fine mist sprayed into your nose, was approved by Health Canada in July 2010 as a suitable substitute for this year's flu vaccine, which contains the strains recommended by the World Health Organization.

That said, FluMistĀ® is only recommended for those between the ages of two and 59, and is also contraindicated for those who are unable to take the regular flu shot due to a hypersensitivity in the basic formulation of the vaccine.

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