Thursday, October 13, 2016

Dr. Shanik: No nasal spray vaccine for Flu per CDC recommendation

Pediatric affiliates of Lakewood will not issue the FluMist spray this year. The CDC recommended for this year to avoid using the nasal spray version of the flu annual vaccine. The CDC has recommended annual flu shots for everyone ages 6 months and older for the past six years. During the 2014-2015 season, federal health officials had recommended the nasal spray vaccine for young children. But an expert panel on vaccines said in June that the nasal spray, FluMist, used by millions, failed to protect children last year for the third year in a row and should not be used this coming flu season.

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