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CDC Says NO to Nasal Spray Version of Flu Vaccine

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The CDC says NOT to use the nasal spray flu vaccine this year.

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Flu shot…yay or nay?

Public opinion is divided on whether or not to get a flu shot, but if you do decide to get one, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising against getting the live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), also known as the “nasal spray flu vaccine” or FluMist®.

The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices still recommends that everyone ages six months and older get the flu vaccine– just not the nasal spray kind.

Their recommendation is due to a new study showing the the LAIV was only 3% effective in preventing the flu among children 2-17 years old. Read More »

Parenting

Jenny McCarthy, M.D.?

On Monday it was announced that Jenny McCarthy would be joining The View as a permanent co-host in September.

My reaction? Yay! Elisabeth Hasselbeck is finally gone! Seriously, though, I thought it was a great move for the talk show. Read More »

Parenting Problems/Tips

Giving All Kids A Shot@Life

I was just talking with my mom about how my daughter doesn’t have to get any shots at her 2-year-old checkup…hooray! While I’m happy that I’ll get to avoid the tears and anxiety that come with my child getting a shot, I’m nonetheless grateful that we live in a country where vaccines are a routine part of every child’s life. Read More »