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"Wyeth's exit from the collaboration for FluMist returns all rights to the vaccine's franchise to MedImmune; we look forward to transitioning activities from Wyeth and implementing our development and commercialization plan."
This policy was the ACIP's original intent, but the ambiguous wording in last fall's LAIV statement caused confusion, with many providers interpreting the wording to mean that FluMist was "contraindicated" or "not recommended" for health care workers in general, Dr.
State and local governments will now be able to purchase Flumist at a discounted rate, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.
However, in research my group has conducted for Medimmune, we have used Flumist in selected high-risk patients after discussing it with the parents and obtaining informed consent.
The CDC continues to recommend that the quadrivalent live attenuated influenza vaccine FluMist not be used by anyone for the 2017-2018 season, a decision that was made after evidence showed poor effectiveness against influenza A(HlNl)pdm09 viruses in the 2013-2014 and 2015-2016 seasons.
"Changes are related to concerns regarding low effectiveness of [LAIV] (FluMist, Medlmmune) against influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 in the United States during the 2013-2014 and 2015-2016 influenza seasons," wrote the authors of the report, published in Annals of Internal Medicine and led by David K.
For this year, the 2016/2017 flu season, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has recommended that no one is to use the FluMist nasal flu vaccine.
Paediatricians across the Atlantic say they won't recommend the vaccine, known there as FluMist, this winter season.
Christie, a Republican who recently launched an organization that allows him to raise money for a possible 2016 presidential campaign, was asked about the outbreak after touring a facility operated by MedImmune, which manufacturers the flu vaccine FluMist. Christie is on a three-day UK trip.
The vaccine is also available in a FluMist nasal spray.
Of course, if you really have a thing about needles, you could inhale your flu vaccine in the form of the nasal spray called FluMist. But it's approved only for people 2 to 49 years old, so if you're not in that age range, you're out of luck.