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CDC warning against a specific type of flu vaccine for CI users

Mary Beth

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27 minutes ago, Mary Beth said:

This is a live flu vaccine nasal spray that is NOT recommended for people with cochlear implants per the CDC




Thanks @Mary G. Weaver for sharing.

With all those warnings sounds like it should be avoided anyway. 

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The CDC does not have any warnings for cochlear implant patients for the other flu vaccines.  Only the nasal spray contains the live virus the other ones don't.  If you have any questions or concerns about getting the flu vaccine talk with your CI doctor.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Thanks a lot, @Mary Beth, for raising awareness about this. @Mary G. Weaver, you're right, the warning only applies for the nasal spray, not flu vaccines in general. We recommend hearing implant recipients to always contact and double check with their medical professional before using any medication. And they can also always reach out to their MED-EL team in case of uncertainty. 


Kind regards,


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