Transcript for Effectiveness of Nasal Spray Flu Vaccines Questioned
Now to a big headline this morning about the flu vaccine in your children. And ABC's doctor Jennifer Ashton joins us now with the details good morning Diane morning Michael I want you are desperate to it. What do parents need to know about the flew back to look for some historical perspective here a few months ago the CDC and evaluated basically the last three years of flu season's flu vaccines. They found that the nasal flu vaccine that nasal mist largely given to children really did not work. This morning the American academy of pediatrics came out with their recommendations. For this flu season no surprise here they echoed what the CDC said they're saying the flu vaccine in the nasal mist form. Should not be given to children to be crystal clear here. They are recommending that every child above the age of six months hits the injectable flu vaccine. A lot of people it gets would do that because the injectable rent is not comfortable for children aren't all four of what do you what do you tell patients about the importance of flu vaccine but there a lot of people who don't take it. 100% and listen Mike I take this very seriously I have been diagnosed with influenza twice. Both times I thought I was going to die I took care of a pregnant teenager who did die of complications of influenza and about 80% of the kids who die of flu were not vaccinated. Take this seriously talk to your child's pediatrician Pinoy thank you for your money that's there right he could accept that.
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