Flu vaccine update
In recent years a nasal spray form of flu vaccine, FLUMIST, has been available as an alternative route of administration to the traditional injectable flu vaccine. Although rates initially showed good/comparable effectiveness, information obtained through surveillance of vaccine efficacy has shown that the flu shot is now a better choice. The CDC and AAP have thus both recommended that FLUMIST not be used this winter season. We will, therefore, have only the flu shot available for patients this upcoming flu season.