CDC: Recommending Flu Shot This Year, Not Nasal Spray

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Charles City, Iowa – With flu season just around the corner, the Center for Disease and Control recently announced that the single best way to protect against the flu is to get a vaccination.

This recommendation will especially affect children, as the CDC says it is recommending that the nasal spray flu vaccine should not be used during the 2016-2017 flu season, as it has not guarded against the flu with children in recent years.

Public Relations Director Jenny Monteith of Mercy – New Hampton has this to say about the CDC announcement.

Floyd County Public Health Gail Arjes concurred with Monteith and said her agency is hopeful it won’t deter parents from having their children and themselves vaccinated to protect against the flu.

The Center for Disease Control recommends an annual influenza vaccination for everyone ages 6 months and older.

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Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki and a daughter Brynlee.