Earlier this year, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control issued statements discouraging use of the nasal vaccine in children. Unfortunately, the nasal vaccine has proven to be not as effective as the injectable vaccine.

All children age six months and older should receive the flu vaccine beginning any time in October. This should provide immunity for the entire 2016-17 influenza season. Always consult with your pediatrician or primary care physician if you have any concerns about the vaccine. You may also obtain the vaccine at a certified urgent care center.