(Closed) Getting FluMist vaccine right before our wedding? WWYD?

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

How soon before your wedding is the flu clinic?  If it is more than a few days, I think you are fine either way.  If it is like the day before, you might experience some mild rhinorrhea (runny nose) or scratchy throat.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

Undecided I got sick, but for only a few hours after the injection. I heard that the mist has the live, disabled virus to it’s more likely to cause side effects. I wouldn’t because even if it makes you feel tired for a few hours, it’s a few hours you probably don’t have time to feel tired. My doctor also told me, (after I caught the flu anyway,) that there is some statistic out there stating it takes 2000 injections to prevent 1 case of flu because of the strains, so only to bother with it if it’s convenient to you.

I guess just stick to the vitamins, huh?

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Sulaii- that is a population based statistic that your doctor shared with you.  It is not applicable to individuals.  It merely means that on a population based level you would need to vaccinate 2000 people to prevent one extra case of the flu.  On an individual basis, if you are appropriately vaccinated for H1N1 and mounted adequate resistance, you are protected. Period.  There is only one strain of H1N1 circulating right now, and the statistic your doctor was quoting is for seasonal flu.

I would encourage everyone to get the H1N1 vaccine if it is available to them!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I agree, if you can’t get Flu Mist more than a week before your wedding, I’d wait til after. I haven’t had it, but a lot of patients at the hospital at which I work have complained no end about the side effects of Flu Mist vs vaccine – which are a bit more bothersome because the mist is live. I’ve had the flu four times before and it SUCKS but I’ve always contracted it in the throes of the “traditional” flu season, in February. If you can’t get the shot or the Mist at least a week before the big day, I’d wait and take the risk, unless you have been super-prone to the flu in the past….

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Give it a week. Everyone I know who had the vacciine just felt like crap afterwards for a few days

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I have to say that with the injectible I felt absolutely fine the next day.  Not even a sore deltoid muscle!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

My fiance and the rest of his college soccer team had to get the mist. They all got sick afterwards. I don’t know that I would risk it if it’s really close to your wedding. Could you find a grocery store or pharmacy that is offering flu shots instead?

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I got the mist a month ago, other than I took a nap afterwards I had no side effects what so ever.  I usually feel pretty rotten for a couple of days after I get the flu injection so I wanted to try the mist this year.  Just my experience with it.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’m not sure how soon is soon but your wedding is quite close and a few days on your butt from getting sick wouldn’t be fun or productive for planning.  I’d get the injection and not the mist as you are more likely to have side effects with the mist.  Most often it’s going to be a minor cold for a couple days but if you’re stressed because your wedding is coming up and not getting good sleep you’re even more likely to have increased side effects with the mist.  So I’d say get the injection.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I had the shot in October and felt a little crappy for two days. I wouldn’t get either the mist or shot any closer than 5 days to the wedding. The sooner you could get it – the better.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I may be wrong, but I had heard that they mist was only for kids.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My fiance and I both got the H1N1 mist about 2 weeks ago, and neither of us had any side effects at all!

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2009

My wedding is Saturday and I got the FluMist H1N1 vaccine today. I am not. in. the. least. bit. worried. I have taken the FluMist for the last three years and I have never had a side effect from it. I’ll take a nasal spray any day over a needle in my arm.

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