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Only flu shots this season : information for parents for the 2016-2017 flu season
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    Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu shot this season. • Only injectable flu vaccines (given as a shot) are recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) this season. • Injectable vaccines include inactivated influenza vaccines (IIV) and recombinant influenza vaccines (RIV). RIV is not approved for children younger than 18 years of age; those children should receive IIV. • The nasal spray flu vaccine (trade name FluMist®) is not recommended this season because of concerns that it may not work well. For example, CDC found it offered no protection • against flu for children 2 through 17 years of age last season. • Flu shots do work. CDC found that flu shots reduced a child’s risk of ending up at the doctor’s office sick with flu by more than 60% last season. CS HCVG-15-FLU-109 10/04/2016 Last Updated 10/04/2016 HCVG-15-FLU-109-final.pdf
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