Pediatricians remove FluMist from guidelines - WNEM TV 5

Pediatricians remove FluMist from guidelines

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Children will have to roll up their sleeves for flu protection this year.

The CDC said the popular FluMist is subpar, leaving parents and pediatricians only one option: the flu shot.

The recommendation to inoculate children against the flu remains intact.

Every child 6 months or older should be vaccinated for the 2016-2017 flu season by October, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Health care personnel and child care providers are also advised to receive the flu shot.

According to the CDC, the flu kills 3,300 to 49,000 people each year, with children and the elderly particularly vulnerable. 

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