Knoxville (WVLT) - Its never too early to think about getting your flu shot for this winter.
Wednesday, federal health officials approved nasal spray flu vaccine Astrazeneca Flumist for children under age 5.
Originally the nasal spray had been limited to patients ages five to 49 years old.
Flu shot vaccines can be used on younger children.
Health officials also say manufacturers expect to ship more than 130 million doses of flu vaccine in the coming months.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.