This study tests the safety and effectiveness of a flu vaccine in school children.
School children are usually the first members of a community to come down with the flu, and
they often give the flu to their younger siblings, parents, and grandparents. It is hoped
that giving school children a flu vaccine can help prevent the spread of the flu to other
members of the community.
This is a Phase III trial (an advanced study with a large number of patients). Your child
will receive a single dose of flu vaccine, which is given by a nasal spray.
Your child may be eligible for this study if he/she:
- Is between the ages of 18 months and 18 years, with consent of parent or guardian.
- Is a resident of the Temple-Belton, Texas area.
Your child will not be eligible for this study if he/she:
- Has had a fever within 3 days before vaccination.
- Has symptoms of a weakened immune system.
- Has had a wheezing episode within the past 2 weeks.
- Has moderate to severe asthma.
- Is allergic to eggs.
- Needs to take aspirin on a regular basis.
- Has received another vaccine or study drug in the past month.