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With FluMist no longer an option, health experts say flu shot is critical for kids

The popular FluMist nasal vaccine is no longer an option this year, after the CDC said it was ineffective. That means kids will have to roll up their sleeves and get a flu shot. “I am a parent myself and it is a struggle, nobody likes a needle,” said Frank Manole, a Senior Practice Manager for MinuteClinic. "Certainly, the FluMist was a great option, but it’s just not proven effective. We have to balance the discomfort of the shot with the right thing…

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