Friday, October 09, 2009

The FluMist Expierence

I took my children to get their flu shot this week.  I was unexpectantly surprised how easy and painless this so called shot was.  I was told it was going to be the shot, but when I arrived in the room, the nurse brought in the FluMist shot.  I was so thrilled!  No tears or screaming!  It took only 2 minutes to do all 3 of my children.  All the nurse did was stick the vial up their noses and bam was over with!  I highly, highly recommend trying to substitute the painful flu shot with the FluMist, especially for the younger children.  The only downfall is that I have to wait until my 3 month old is 6 months to get it.


Maryann said...

Vaccines are hard-- glad there was another option besides shots! ouch!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!


Anonymous said...

I'm glad there's another option available--I've been so reluctant to do this. I have an award for you over at The MamaZone. Here's a direct link: Hope you'll stop by and pick it up.

Margaret said...

I enjoy reading your blog! Cute layout! Following from MBC.

Jenny said...

Hi I'm visiting from the MBC! I'll trade a follow for a follow!

Were you aware that the Flumist contains the live virus? The shot does not, but the mist does. This means that your children actually have a tiny bit of the flu virus in their bodies, so technically they are contagious for 2-3 weeks. I thought about getting this last year for my 18 month old but since I had a newborn I decided not too once I found out that it was "live". We just skipped the shot too. Just wanted to let you know just in case!

I'm enjoying reading your blog!

2 Toddlers and Me said...

My sister was able to do this with her two and raved about it. I haven't gotten my kids in yet, but we will probably go this route. Glad it went well, shots are the worst!

Kristin said...

@Jenny No I did not know that! Well so far so good, no one is sick:) The nurse didn't even tell me that info! Thanks!