United States panel says it's OK to use nasal spray flu vaccine again

United States panel says it's OK to use nasal spray flu vaccine again

"We wanted to provide reassurance that these vaccines, which are recommended for every woman during pregnancy, aren't creating a risk for the baby", she added.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated.

Two years ago, the advisory group pulled its recommendation for FluMist vaccine after research found it wasn't working against swine flu, the kind of flu that was making most people sick then. The state only tracks flu deaths of children.

Professor Dr. Henry Bernstein from the Cohen Children's Medical Center, New York stated that, "I have real mixed emotions about this because I think we want to protect as many people as we can, particularly, as a pediatrician, for children".

But others said they were equally anxious that kids are not being vaccinated against flu because the needle-free option is not available, and they noted that FluMist is clearly better than not getting vaccinated at all.

That makes it better than nothing, panel members said. However, it reversed the decision in 2015 because of disappointing performance against the 2009 H1N1 strain, a puzzling development given that scientists in other countries where FluMist is used didn't seem to find the same gap in protection. But the part that anxious him most was the chance that the vaccine wouldn't perform well in an H1N1-dominated season and that such a failure might undercut flu vaccination coverage, in general.




Lab-confirmed cases of influenza declined last week, however, from 973 cases to 721 - following two weeks on increases in cases.

There's some good news for expecting moms who are trying to weather a brutal flu season - a new study shows that getting the flu vaccine during pregnancy causes no harm to newborns.

The most common strain of influenza this season is H3N2, which has a more severe impact on the elderly and very young, according to officials. They must be reformulated every year for the upcoming influenza season.

SU has taken steps to make sure that the flu vaccine is available to the campus population.

Information from the CDC says children from six months to eight years of age who are getting vaccinated for the first time, and children who have only ever received one dosage prior should receive a second dose. For that reason, some kids, such as those with asthma, usually can not be administered FluMist, anyway.

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