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What about FluMist?

FluMist is back this year, but there are some important things you should know before choosing the FluMist.

What vaccine does Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin recommend this year?

Children’s looked at recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and recommends the flu shot this year. Our Primary Care clinics will also be offering FluMist. This treatment is an acceptable alternative, especially if you wouldn’t get the shot. Children’s will track which types of flu virus are making people sick this season, and how well the FluMist and flu shot work this year.

How effective is FluMist this year?

How well the flu vaccine works changes every year. How well it works is based on the type of virus in the vaccines, and that is present in the community. FluMist contains a new type of flu virus this year. Testing suggests that it should work better this year, but it has not been used yet during a flu season in the United States.