Re: flu shot vs. flu mist
The flu shot is an inactivated vaccine, so therefore it is impossible to get the flu from it.
The nasal spray flu vaccine has a live vaccine which is weakened. Although most doctors say you won't get the flu from this either, there are a few more side effects with this.
Side Effects for regular Flu Shot:
Soreness, redness, or swelling where the shot was given
Fever (low grade)
As you can see, the side effects for the flu shot are not serious and are unlikekly. Don't get the flu shot if you are allergic to eggs or currently sick.
The nasal spray flu vaccine has more side effects then the flu shot:
CHILDREN SIDE EFFECTS
ADULT SIDE EFFECTS
Also with this spray you can only get vaccinated up to 49 years of age.
So your best bet would be to get the regular flu shot instead of the spray for your child. It has less serious side effects, which are not likely to occur since the regular flu shot uses the dead virus.
Hope this helps.