OUCH– it may time to say goodbye to the painless alternative to the flu shot.
A CDC advisory committee recommends that Flumist, the nasal spray flu vaccine, should not be used during flu season. They found that the product does “quite poorly” compared to the actual shot. Flumist has been around since 2003. It’s been available for people between two and 49-years-old. Children are most likely to be affected the most by this recommendation.
Nearly one-third of young patients have been opting for the nasal spray. The advisory still needs to be approved by the CDC director.