Is the government wrong about giving children the nasal spray flu vaccine? -Vaccines are, on the whole, extremely good things. But – despite government support for this one – the evidence for giving it is not as strong as it should be (2014 Oct. 5)
Luz Barajas took her son Carlos Cholico to get his flu shot at Crawford Kids Clinic in Aurora, Colo., last year. Health officials say there is some evidence the flu shot is more protective than the nasal flu vaccine.
Flu season is going to look a little different this year as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended against using the nasal flu vaccine. This will obviously impact many children, as the CDC estimates that nearly one-third of all kids who receive flu vaccinations in the United States use the nasal spray.