iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor
Unfortunately for children and parents, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has announced it is not recommending the nasal mist form of the flu vaccine for kids this flu season.
This comes on the heels of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study that found the mist form of the vaccine was not effective in preventing influenza.
To be crystal clear here, the AAP is still recommending that every child above the age of 6 months gets the injectable form of the flu vaccine.
My medical take on this: It’s a good thing that our country’s top doctors are always reevaluating data. In doing so, we can continue to learn in medicine and in science.
Please talk to your children’s pediatrician about the flu vaccine for this season.
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