Any prime-boost mix of injected or spray flu vaccine shields toddlers – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. One goal of a recent NIH-funded study was to determine whether giving two different types of flu vaccines to children works as well as giving two of the same. NIH’s Dr. Anthony Fauci says researchers compared the inactivated vaccine, which is an injection, and the live attenuated, which is a nasal spray.
Fauci: And what this study shows is that the inactivated vs. the attenuated, it doesn’t matter what order you give them in or how you give them – you could go get an inactivated and then an attenuated or vice versa and the response is still fine.
Narrator: For more on this study, visit www.niaid.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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