We recently had the pleasure to interview actress, author and mom, Tia Mowry,and learned a lot about this busy mom as she told us all about her many business ventures to how she is going to combat this flu for herself and her son this season.
During our chat, I learned how this busy used FluMist Quadrivalent, a vaccine that is sprayed into the nose to help protect against influenza. As a mom of a two-year-old, I learned that this nasal spray can be used for kids starting at age 2 through age 49. She also spoke of how health is her priority for herself and her family and about how the flu is so unpredictable whose severity can vary widely from one season to the next. I also learned that despite the CDC’s recommendation that the flu vaccination is the first and most important step to help prevent the flu, less than half of adults and just over half of children receive flu vaccinations in the U.S. each year.
To help support FluMist Quadrivalent, Tia also spoke about her new video "I Insist" where she shows how she juggles life as a mom and TV/film star who is trying to get everything done in her busy day-to-day life, while also finding time to do important things such as vaccinating her family before flu season starts.
Tia also shared some tips with us on how she manages her life where she spoke about priotizing her work and family time, staying organized, focusing on one thing at a time and taking time out of her day for her - even if it's one hour! We also loved hearing about her business ventures with her new movie, “Baggage Claim” and TV “Instant Mom” launching soon as well as her new brand with her sister, Tamara NeedBrands.com already in stores like DestinationMaternity.com.
Check out Tia's video "I Insist" Starring Tia Mowry about FluMist Quadrivalent:
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More information about FluMist Quadrivalent:
What is FluMist Quadrivalent? FluMist Quadrivalent is a vaccine that is sprayed into the nose to help protect against influenza. It can be used in children, adolescents, and adults ages 2 through 49. FluMist Quadrivalent is similar to MedImmune's trivalent influenza vaccine, except FluMist Quadrivalent provides protection against an additional influenza strain. FluMist Quadrivalent may not prevent influenza in everyone who gets vaccinated.
Who should not get FluMist Quadrivalent?You should not get FluMist Quadrivalent if you have a severe allergy to eggs, gentamicin, gelatin, or arginine; have ever had a life-threatening reaction to influenza vaccinations; or are 2 through 17 years old and take aspirin or medicines containing aspirin – children or adolescents should not be given aspirin for 4 weeks after getting FluMist® or FluMist Quadrivalent unless your healthcare provider tells you otherwise. Children under 2 years old have an increased risk of wheezing (difficulty with breathing) after getting FluMist Quadrivalent.
Who may not be able to get FluMist Quadrivalent?Tell your healthcare provider if you or your child are currently wheezing; have a history of wheezing if under 5 years old; have had Guillain-Barré syndrome; have a weakened immune system or live with someone who has a severely weakened immune system; have problems with your heart, kidneys, or lungs; have diabetes; are pregnant or nursing; or are taking Tamiflu®, Relenza®, amantadine, or rimantadine.
What are the most common side effects of FluMist Quadrivalent?The most common side effects are runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, and fever over 100°F. Please see complete Product Information, including Patient Information.
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