ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Sorry kids, there will be no nasal flu spray this year.
The Centers for Disease Control says Flu Mist should not be used in the U.S. this year and the American Academy of Pediatrics agrees. They are urging youngsters to roll up their sleeves for a shot.
SLU Care Pediatrician Dr. Matthew Broom at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital says kids have appreciated not having to have an injectable immunization. However, they want the best influenza coverage for patients.
“If injectable fluids are the best way to go, then that’s something that we would recommend wholeheartedly,” Dr. Broom says.
According to the CDC, studies have shown the Flu Mist hasn’t protected against certain influenza strains as well as regular flu shots in recent years.
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