CDC Panel Says FluMist Nasal Flu Vaccine Ineffective

From US News:

Americans may have to do without the easier, nasal spray form of flu vaccine next flu season, a panel of experts decided Wednesday.

That’s because the medicine, called FluMist, has been largely ineffective in children in recent years and should not be used in the United States during the 2016-17 flu season, the panel of experts said.

“We could find no evidence [the spray] was effective,” Dr. Joseph Bresee, a flu expert at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told the Associated Press. The decision was announced late Wednesday by the CDC’s Advisory Panel on Immunization Practices (ACIP).

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