My daughter has the opportunity to have the live vaccine (mist). I would rather her have the injection because of her age (5 yrs in June). Should I take mist because it's available now or hold out and hope that I can get the injection when it is available in my area. She has no health problems that would keep her from taking the mist.
Ask her pediatrician what she/he recommends. Generally, it is prudent to immunize now with what is available since the vaccine takes two weeks to be fully effective. Given her age she will new two doses one month apart. I would get the ball rolling since the nation has so much of it now.
Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics
I am also curious about this question as my daughter is 5 also. I need to decide by Wed b/c that's when I would be able to go to her Doctor to get it. 1 of my friends say no way to the live virus, but she is the only one. I am still up in the air...