CDC Committee recommends against Flumist for 2017-2018

At its June 21-22 meeting, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended against the use of live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV; FluMist) for the 2017-2018 flu season because of the vaccine’s reduced efficacy.

Therefore, the American Clinic Tokyo will not import or offer FluMist this season. We hope this will change and look forward to being able to provide more options in the future.

Seasonal influenza vaccines will be administered as usual. We are supposed to receive the vaccines for the 2017-2018 season in October so please schedule with us when you can.