Why Doctors Won't Be Giving Nasal Flu Vaccine This Year

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            Bad news for all those children who dislike flu shots. The American Academy of Pediatrics is joining with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in recommending against the nasal spray vaccine this flu season, saying it does not effectively protect against the spread of the virus.

            Dr. Lee Norman is chief medical officer at The University of Kansas Hospital, and in the video he talks about the problem with the nasal flu vaccine, which was mostly given to children and those who have problems with needles. He also explains why it’s so important to get a flu shot, and talks about the right time to do so.