Influenza (flu) is a common, contagious disease that kills thousands of people each year. Getting a flu shot each fall can help prevent flu. But some people would rather risk getting sick then get a shot.
If you hate shots but want flu protection, you may have another choice. The flu vaccine is also available as a nasal spray. Other names for the nasal spray flu vaccine are FluMist or LAIV (live, attenuated influenza vaccine).
How is the nasal spray vaccine different from the flu shot? Both types of vaccine are good at preventing the flu, but they do have some differences.
How they are given
-The flu shot is given as an injection, usually in the upper arm.
-The nasal spray vaccine is sprayed into the nostrils. Who can use them
-The flu shot is an option for almost anyone older than 6 months, including people with chronic diseases.
-The nasal spray vaccine is an option for healthy people between the ages of 2 and 49 who aren't pregnant and don't have certain health conditions (see below).
Risk of flu
Comments that don't add to the conversation may be automatically or manually removed by Facebook or AccuWeather. Profanity, personal attacks, and spam will not be tolerated.
The warmth spanning the Korean Peninsula and Japan this weekend will get whisked away by a storm which will bring the risk of flooding downpours early next week.
The resurgence of heat will come back with a vengeance this week as the highest readings so far this year will be rivaled.
Whilst Thursday was the warmest day so far this year across the United Kingdom, the mild air will hang on for this weekend's London Marathon and St. George's Day festivities.
Clear skies will allow many across Europe to view the peak of the annual Lyrid meteor shower on Saturday night.
The threat for heavy and locally strong thunderstorms will slowly shift eastward across the southern United States into Monday.
La NASA y el CNES francés han demostrado que el desplazamiento transoceánico de fósforo procedente de África es vital para las selvas tropicales de Sudamérica. Científicos de la NASA y de las universidades de Maryland y Miami (Estados Unidos) han logrado documentar por primera vez en 3D la cantidad de polvoque viaja cada
Even though it's only spring and cool out side, the sun is strong enough to cause a nasty sunburn.