AAP Flu Vaccine Update: No preference for injected vaccine over nasal spray

On March 14, 2019, the AAP issued a press release stating it does not recommend the inactivated flu vaccine, which is injected, over the quadrivalent live attenuated influenza vaccine, which is given via nasal spray to healthy patients ages 2 through 49. This recommendation for the 2019-2020 flu season reverses a prior preference for the injectable vaccine.

CPP members can take advantage of our partnership with AstraZeneca and receive a discount on doses of FluMistĀ®. Please contact the CPP office at cpp@nationwidechildrens.org or 614-722-2145 to obtain a declaration form that needs to be completed to access this discount. Members can pre-book their FluMist doses by contacting an authorized distributor (McKesson or FFF Enterprises) by June 30, 2019.