Flu season begins as the mist vaccination is discontinued

Time for flu vaccinations

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Doctors have begun advising patients to get flu vaccinations; however, they are stressing that the flu mist vaccination will no longer be offered this year. 

"The effectiveness of the flu mist has been determined not to be effective after they've evaluated the studies over the past several years," said Michelle Honeycutt with the Arkansas Children's Hospital. 

Honeycutt suggested getting the flu shot as soon as possible.  Immunity kicks in about two weeks after the shot.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends seasonal flu shots for all children ages six months and up.


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