Pediatricians Give Thumbs-Down to FluMist Flu Vaccine

Pediatricians gave a final thumbs-down Tuesday to the only needle-free flu vaccine on the market, saying they do not recommend the FluMist vaccine for kids this year.

It's a symbolic rejection: Vaccine advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have already recommended against FluMist nasal spray vaccine for this season, saying it has barely protected against influenza for the past few years. Distribution companies are not even offering it to pharmacies or clinics and clinics have not been ordering it.

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