Pediatrics Group Recommends Against Use of Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine for 2016-17 — Physician’s First Watch

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September 6, 2016

Pediatrics Group Recommends Against Use of Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine for 2016-17

By Kelly Young

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that clinicians not administer the quadrivalent live attenuated influenza vaccine during the coming flu season given the vaccine's poor performance in recent years. The advice is in line with that of the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

Among the AAP's other recommendations that were published in Pediatrics:

  • Children with egg allergy can receive an influenza vaccine without taking additional precautions.

  • All clinicians should be vaccinated every year.

  • Everyone 6 months and older should receive annual influenza immunization with trivalent or quadrivalent inactivated vaccine.

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