No More Flu Mist: New Guidelines for Flu Season


It’s time again for your annual flu shot, and this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has new guidelines for flu vaccinations, including the elimination of the flu mist for children. We spoke with Renown Director of Primary Care Marie McCormack, MD, for the latest information on how to protect you and yours.

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Renown Director of Primary Care Marie McCormack, MD, reminds us that the sooner you get your flu shot, the better.

“The CDC asks everyone to get their flu shot by the end of October, because the flu season typically runs from November to March,” McCormack says.

She also noted there’s a big change this year: The flu vaccine mist is no longer available for children.

“They actually did a study where they followed children who got the flu mist from 2013 to 2016 and they found out that they actually didn’t get prevention,” McCormack says.

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