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Flu Report: Nasal Flu Mist or Flu Shot?


MADISON (WKOW) -- If you haven't gotten your flu vaccine yet, you may be wondering if you should get the shot or the mist.

Julie Hitt, a registered nurse with Home Health United, the nasal Flu Mist is proven to be more effective in children two to five years old when compared to the flu shot. She says it has a higher efficiency.

However, Hitt says the Flu Mist is not recommended for everyone. She says it's only recommended for healthy people ages two to 49 years old. She says it is not recommended for pregnant woman or those with chronic diseases like asthma, heart disease or diabetes.

Hitt says the side effects are mild and don't last long but they can include a mild stuffy nose, headache or sore throat.

Hitt joins us every Tuesday on 27 News at 5 for our weekly Flu Report.
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