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