CDC: No FluMist for children

FluMist not recommended for children

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - It's time to start thinking about getting your family their flu shot.

This year, there is something you need to know when it comes to the vaccine.

The CDC says the FluMist, which is popular with parents, is no longer recommended for children.

Dr. Dan McGee, a pediatrician with Helen Devos Children's Hospital, talks with Health Reporter Valerie Lego about what you need to know in the video above.

The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) declined to recommend FluMist last June, citing studies that showed it only reduced the risk of getting influenza by 3 percent over the past three flu seasons.

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