FluMist Nasal Spray Vaccine Doesn’t Work Says CDC Advisory Committee

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) on June 22, 2016 recommended against using the live nasal spray version of the influenza vaccine known as FluMist during the 2016-2017 influenza season. After reviewing data for 2013-2016, the committee found that the “FluMist Quadrivalent” live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), produced by AstraZeneca plc subsidiary MedImmune, LLC of Gaithersburg, MD, was only three percent effective in protecting children two to seven years of age against the flu.

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