Nasal Spray Replacing Flu Shots

It's time to get your flu shot and this year, health officials have a new option for children. The CDC is offering an “ouchless” nasal spray for those who want to opt out of the painful sting of the traditional needle-vaccine. Health officials say too many young and middle-age adults are skipping the shot altogether, even though the The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a needle-free injector to deliver vaccine. New advice for seniors, this year, the CDC is encouraging people 65 and older to get a new kind of pneumonia vaccine along with their flu shot. It's covered by insurance and Medicare, usually without a copay. For the uninsured, it can cost about $30.