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Although flu is now officially an epidemic in the US for decades we only had one type of flu vaccine -- today we have a choice the traditional flue shot for the newer nasal spray.
Flu vaccine the flu mist pediatrician doctor Mary Ellen -- joins us to explain the difference as well as how to prepare your kids -- -- for school and all -- -- great to see you think you know so what is the difference of the spray vs the shot.
Well -- two completely different vaccines the shot is an in activated vaccine so it doesn't that Kent.
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Strange and written to bust why people think all I get the flu shot and get the flu -- you're saying it's it is not a whole -- -- I absolutely impossible not a -- our respects and it cannot give you.
Flu -- but let me ask that the mist is a live virus is a cold adapted vaccination holding enough so and -- can look at and see what it looks like that it is.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- That the virus itself can not replicate -- body temperature.
But it ten did some mild nasal symptom accountancy negative nasal congestion a little sore -- which is the most common complaint -- canceled filming.
After I've given of the vaccination because otherwise wouldn't everybody just want that -- it's -- and kids are trick shots -- kids are -- -- some adults are afraid it's just true.
What happens though this has a broader Contra indication.
So you cannot give this to children or adults with the type of chronic lung disease like some or C -- PD.
Or anything and you cannot give -- -- -- -- on chemotherapy who who was in -- compromised in anyway.
Was a build immune system -- so it's a -- Contra indication both the Contra indicated an egg allergic people.
But it's important content occasion -- that not everyone -- get -- -- want to get this not everyone wants to necessarily suffer the possibility of maybe getting some is a congestion the next day.
OK let's move on to kids are returned to school tomorrow admits this epidemic.
Our schools just a Petri dish of -- germ that's -- they absolutely you know what he's supposed to do sending your kids back into that experiment well.
You need to teaching kids the 12 or three hit washing hands wash your hands washing hands.
And you need to be effective in hand washing -- wanna watch between fifteen to twenty seconds.
-- running water and soapy water.
Can't sanitize it works well and also so you can actually use his son president dissolves the virus something Hanson can tell us do that.
Keep your hands away from your face with touch -- face all day long and flu virus can live on inanimate object.
S important want yes flu virus can live for how long on -- deaths -- -- about two to eight hours.
So and also kids can -- the virus before there even sick.
So one kid going to class and -- -- that another -- -- -- it was perfectly healthy not realizing this flu virus on the desk.
So but -- -- they keep their hands -- their face and don't Continental's move.
That was put their hands and Immelt though touching the food in the evening and he -- you can't -- I'd get my hands.
Covenant flu virus -- a long term wash my hands on like getting the flu OK I've also been vaccinated -- -- They got nothing but good to know wash your hands as often as possible and keep -- -- -- your eyes your nose in your mouth doctor Mary Alabama.
Thanks so much for all the tips thank you --
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