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FluMist not recommended for kids this year

Posted at 11:09 AM, Sep 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-07 15:12:48-04

Experts are recommending that children get the flu vaccine this year rather than the nasal spray version.

The American Academy of Pediatrics updated its flu guidelines Tuesday, and is not recommending the FluMist.  The group says the mist form is not effective against the flu this year.

According to the CDC, the flu kills between 3,300 to 49,000 each year.  Children and the elderly are particularly vulnerable.

Pediatricians say kids ages six months and older should get a flu shot by October.