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Is FluMist contraindicated for adults with asthma?

Asthma is a precaution for FluMist in people 5 years of age and older. FluMist is contraindicated for children 2 through 4 years old who have had a diagnosis of asthma or whose parents or caregivers report that a health care provider has told them during the preceding 12 months that their child had wheezing or asthma or whose medical record indicates a wheezing episode has occurred during the preceding 12 months.

Last reviewed: September 10, 2023

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