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New Flu Vaccine Technology: Skin Patch

Nurse Talking with Senior Patient Medical Team Looking at Xray

In an Emory Vaccine Center study in Atlanta, GA, researchers studied 100 adult volunteers to test a flu vaccine patch, where they found that 96 percent of adults who received the patch reported no pain. More importantly, the immune responses of patch users were similar to those of traditional flu shot recipients. The new possibility is to mail a patch to a person’s home for self-administration. For more, read the CNN story.