Any prime-boost mix of injected or spray flu vaccine shields toddlers – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Researchers say that a recent trial suggests the best flu vaccine regimen for kids younger than 24 months may be an inactivated or injected vaccine, followed by an attenuated or spray vaccine. NIH’s Dr. Anthony Fauci explains the trial had two key findings.
Fauci: So you have a practical message that you can mix and match, you can give one and then the other, both it doesn’t matter; you then have an interesting thing for reflection in the future that the live attenuated gives a much better T-cell response.
Narrator: Better T-cell responses might give an additional degree of protection against influenza. For more information, 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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