via Wall Street Journal
Health officials are warning that a popular nasal-spray vaccine isn’t sufficiently effective to prevent the flu, and pediatricians worry many parents won’t get their children vaccinated this year.
The result could be that more people fall sick this flu season, which can begin as early as October. A flu shot is the only recommended option to get vaccinated, but some parents may skip the painful procedure for their children.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently adopted a committee’s recommendation that people shouldn’t get the nasal-spray vaccine, called FluMist, for the 2016-2017 influenza season. A CDC review found the spray vaccine provided insufficient protection against the flu in recent years.