helpdeskguy asks:

I don't think the nurse administered the mist properly thus not injecting the full amount into one nostril. Should I be worried?

In Topics: H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)
> 60 days ago



Wayne Yankus
Nov 2, 2009
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What the Expert Says:

I would refer this question back to your doctor whose nurse administered the vaccine.  In the nasal mist technology all of it doesn't go in one nostril but divided in both with a "click" mechanism in the syringe. I would not, however, worry. If your child is under ten, there will be another dose.  If over ten years old and receiving only one dose, much will depend on the volume distributed to the nasal mucus membranes.

Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics

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