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CDC Advisers Recommend FluMist for Kids

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - MedImmune's FluMist nasal vaccine should be included in the U.S. government's Vaccines for Children program, expanding its distribution to children over the age of 5 and teens, federal advisers said on Thursday.

MedImmune said the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices meeting in Atlanta had expanded its recommendations on FluMist to include children and adolescents aged 5 to 18 for the 2004-05 season. The vaccine, a weakened version of the influenza virus dripped into the nose, was previously recommended for healthy adults aged 18 to 50.

Article from Reuters Health


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