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holly2323 asks:
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Does the N1H1 nasal spray proctect others from catching the virus?

I'm flying up north to visit family in a week and a half and so felt I should recieve the H1N1 nasal spary to proctect me and therefore those I come in contct with.. Have I protected my family from catching the virus if I was exposed during my flight?
In Topics: H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)
> 60 days ago

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Wayne Yankus
Oct 30, 2009
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What the Expert Says:

Dear Holly:

You have.  By getting the vaccine yourself, you are protecting yourself and by not being sick you are protecting your family.  Plane travel is a closed environment however with hand washing, use of alcohol based sanitizers, and minimizing contact along with your vaccine you have reduced the possibility of transferring disease.

Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics
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