BY ROBERT PREIDT, HealthDay Reporter

(HEALTHDAY)

WEDNESDAY, March 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Good news for kids: Next flu season, you can avoid a painful needle jab and get the nasal vaccine spray instead, according to a leading U.S. pediatricians’ group.

In recent flu seasons, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended the shot over the nasal spray — except if a child refused a shot — due to questions about the nasal spray’s effectiveness. However, changes to the nasal spray appear to have improved its effectiveness, and the academy is now endorsing the either/or vaccine scenario.

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