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H1N1 Nasal Spray Vaccine (cont.)


How is the nasal-spray flu vaccine stored?

The nasal-spray flu vaccine, including both the seasonal and 2009 H1N1 nasal spray vaccines, must be stored in a refrigerator at 2-8°C (35-46°F).

Can health care workers who cannot receive the nasal spray vaccine (e.g., pregnant women, older adults, persons with chronic medical conditions) administer this vaccine to others?

Yes. Health care workers who cannot get the nasal spray vaccine themselves can administer the vaccine to others.

What personal protective equipment is recommended for health care workers who are giving the 2009 H1N1 nasal spray vaccine?

Personal protective equipment (gloves and masks) are not needed when administering the nasal spray vaccine, including the 2009 H1N1 nasal spray vaccine.

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