CDC confirms nasal flu mist less effective than shot

January 07, 2019 07:28 PM

The Centers for Disease Control confirms the nasal flu vaccine was less effective than the shot among children.

Experts did not recommend FluMist during the past two flu seasons. They were concerned it offered less protection against the H1N1 strain of flu.

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New data shows FluMist was only 20-percent effective. The flu shot was 67-percent effective.

FluMist is available this year.


WNYT Staff

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