Dr. Offit Addresses Reintroduction of Intranasal Flu Vaccine and Recommendations for Use

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Since 2003, when the nasal spray flu vaccine was introduced, many — especially those wanting to avoid an injection — preferred it. However, in June 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stopped recommending this version due to ineffectiveness.

Now, the nasal spray is again recommended for use during the 2018-2019 season.

In the first video, Understanding What Happened with the Intranasal Flu Vaccine, Dr. Offit addresses why this version was taken off the market, the changes that were made, and the data showing it’s safe and effective for use this flu season.

In the second video, CDC & AAP Recommendations for FluMist® (2018-2019), Dr. Offit address the different recommendations made by two groups of experts. The CDC recommends either vaccine for use while the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) expresses a preference for the influenza vaccine given as a shot.

Understanding What Happened with the Intranasal Flu Vaccine

CDC & AAP Recommendations for FluMist® (2018-2019)

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