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FluMist 2016 - Nasal Live Flu Virus Vaccine Failure
FluMist nasal flu vaccine fails real world test.

"Unlike the flu shot, the nasal spray flu vaccine does contain live influenza viruses"

"Unlike the flu shot, the nasal spray flu vaccine (also known as the “live attenuated influenza vaccine” or “LAIV”) does contain live influenza viruses, but the viruses are attenuated (weakened), so that they will not cause flu illness. In addition, these weakened viruses are cold-adapted, which means they are designed to only replicate (multiply) at the cooler temperatures found within the nose. These viruses cannot infect the lungs or other areas where warmer temperatures exist."


"avoid contact with those persons for 7 days after getting the nasal spray vaccine"

Who should not be vaccinated with the nasal spray flu vaccine?

Some people should not get the nasal spray flu vaccine:

  • People who care for severely immunocompromised persons who require a protected environment (or otherwise avoid contact with those persons for 7 days after getting the nasal spray vaccine).
  • Children younger than 2 years
  • Adults 50 years and older
  • Pregnant women
  • Children 2 years through 4 years who have asthma or who have had a history of wheezing in the past 12 months.
  • People who have taken influenza antiviral drugs within the previous 48 hours.
  • People with a history of severe allergic reaction to any component of the vaccine or to a previous dose of any influenza vaccine
  • Children 2 years through 17 years of age who are receiving aspirin- or salicylate-containing medications. People with weakened immune systems (immunosuppression)


The problem with live virus vaccines is the live virus is shed and can and does spread the disease. Why else would you need to avoid people who have just had the vaccine in the recent past?

CDC withdraws support for flu nasal vaccine

CDC panel recommends against nasal flu vaccines BY CHARMAINE CLEVELAND
ccleveland@bakersfield.com
SUNDAY, JUN 26, 2016 5:30 PM

Health officials with the Centers for Disease Control said last week that the nasal influenza vaccine FluMist will not be effective in fending off the virus during the upcoming flu season.

In fact, doctors are being asked to nix the nasal spray altogether and veer towards an inactive (IIV) or recombinant flu (RIV) vaccine for everyone other than infants under six months old.

In the past, FluMist has been an alternative to the standard flu shot for people ages 2 and 49 years old. But experts on the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices said that new data are showing “poor or relatively lower effectiveness” of the nasal spray in the last three years.


"the CDC knows FluMist hasn't been effective for years"

Posted 9:22 pm, June 24, 2016, by Kiersten Nuńez

This week the CDC said the FluMist vaccine doesn't work.

“Two of the last three seasons it hasn't worked at all, at least in our hands," Dr. Joseph Bresee of the CDC said. "We haven't seen any of our data that indicates the vaccine has been effective."

“We could have easily chosen the shot and would have if we would have known there was any risk whatsoever with the nasal spray being ineffective,” Mark said.

"The CDC is asking doctors not to use the FluMist for this year's flu season. The Utah Department of Health, however, had already bought 1,200 doses.
“We have pre-ordered a bunch of vaccines, now we’re looking at CDC guidelines to see what we’re going to do with that order,” said Rich Lakin, who is a Program Manager for the Immunization Program at UDOH.
Her family says she was vaccinated with a nasal spray called FluMist. This week, the CDC said that way of immunization has been totally ineffective at preventing the flu this past year, and now they’re asking doctors not to use it.

But doctors told the Park City family that FluMist was the best option for their children. However, the Coynes say if they had gotten the shot instead, their daughter would still be alive. Since the CDC knows FluMist hasn't been effective for years, the Coyne family wants to know why they didn't have that information earlier."

"Last October, thousands of orders set to be delivered to Utah were delayed because it failed tests. Mackenzie got her FluMist the next month. Now research will go on to find out why the FluMist was effective in the past and why it's not working now."

"It has been four months since she unexpectedly passed away."
Days after her 8th birthday, Mackenzie got sick.
“That’s when things started going downhill really fast,” Michelle said.
She was diagnosed with influenza at the hospital as doctors tried to save her, but hours later she died.
Her parents believed they did all they could to protect her from the flu. Mackenzie was vaccinated in November with FluMist.

Timeline:
1) Story published June 24, 2016. The Child died "four months previous" which would be February 24, 2016.
2) The child was inoculated in November. "Last October, thousands of orders set to be delivered to Utah were delayed because it failed tests. Mackenzie got her FluMist the next month."




CDC1: "Unlike the flu shot, the nasal spray flu vaccine does contain live influenza viruses"
https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/misconceptions.htm


CDC2: "avoid contact with those persons for 7 days after getting the nasal spray vaccine"
https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/nasalspray.htm


Ca 16: CDC withdraws support for flu nasal vaccine
http://www.bakersfield.com/news/2016/06/26/cdc-panel-recommends-against-nasal-flu-vaccines.html


Ut 16: "the CDC knows FluMist hasn't been effective for years"
http://fox13now.com/2016/06/24/parents-of-utah-girl-killed-by-influenza-speak-after-cdc-advises-against-using-flumist/