CDC Approves Use of FluMist For Two-Year-Olds - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/24/07

CDC Approves Use of FluMist For Two-Year-Olds

The age range for those who can get the flu vaccine in a nasal spray has just been widened to include kids as young as age two. Previously it was recommended for anyone over age five.

Now, an advisory panel of the Centers for Disease Control has decided it is fine for children as young as age two.

The only exception would be the vaccine in a nasal spray is not appropriate for children with a history of wheezing or asthma. The CDC is not recommending fluMist over the flu shot it's just giving kids and parents an option if you can't bear the thought of getting stuck with a needle.

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