Shot vs. Spray? New Vaccine Guidelines for Kids This Flu Season

Shot vs. Spray? New Vaccine Guidelines for Kids This Flu Season

All children aged 6 months and older should receive a seasonal flu shot, not a nasal spray flu vaccine, during the 2016-17 flu season, according to an updated policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Among other recommendations in the statement, the AAP called for a special effort to vaccinate certain groups, including pregnant and breast-feeding women. Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson of Seattle Children’s commented on the statement.

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