The flu vaccine shortage will put new emphasis on FluMist and antivirals

The flu vaccine shortage will put new emphasis on FluMist and antivirals.

FluMist is now recommended for most health care workers. This is different from last year's guidelines.

FluMist contains a live virus...and poses a slight risk of transmission to contacts. But it's okay unless recipients care for SEVERELY immunocompromised patients in special care units.

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