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CDC: Flu Mist not recommended for 2016-17 flu season
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MONROE - The Centers for Disease Control and Protection announced in July that the live attenuated influenza vaccine, best known as nasal spray, or by the trade name Flu Mist, should not be used during the 2016-17 influenza season. The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted to recommend it not be used after data showed poor or relatively low effectiveness of the nasal spray from 2013 through 2016. State Health Officer Karen McKeown stated that flu shots performed well last season and it is expected that there will be enough of the injectable vaccine available for the 2016-17 season so everyone six months and older can be protected against the flu.