CDC: Flu Mist Not Effective Against Swine Flu

A CDC study determines flu mist will have little effect in preventing H1N1 or the swine flu.
November 18th, 2014

The flu mist vaccine is often recommended for kids, so they don’t have to get a shot. But it may not be effective against the swine flu strain this flu season. News five is asking doctors whether it’s safe to give your child a shot after receiving a flu mist vaccine.

“It is okay to do the shot on top of the mist,” said Dr. Gregory Collins of UCHealth Memorial Hospital. “Actually, I’m a father of three kids. It may be news to my nine-year-old, but she’s going to get the shot this year. Last year they got the mist.”

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