CDC votes down flu season nasal spray


COLUMBUS, Ga.- The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has recently voted that the nasal spray flu vaccine should not be used during the 2016-2017 flu season.

During the summer data was collected to test the effectiveness of the nasal spray among children ages 2- 17 years old.

The results showed the flu virus was only 3% effective.

The committee’s recommendation may affect pediatricians and other vaccine providers for children because nasal spray vaccines are 1/3 of all flu vaccines given to children.

The CDC will be working with manufacturers throughout the summer to ensure there is enough vaccine supply to meet the demand.

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