A new safe and effective oral flu vaccine is on the horizon that is sure to be a real game-changer.
In fact, this week a new study from VAXART andStanford published in the prestigious journalLancetshows that VAXARTs oral tablet vaccine, which utilizes a non-spreading adenovirus to carry the flu protein, is just as effective at creating immunity and preventing the flu from a particular strain as the standard injection.
"This is an encouraging study of an influenza vaccine that allows for a potentially important alternative form of administration, in this case by oral tablet, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told Fox News. The results from the challenge study are encouraging. It will be important to determine how the vaccine performs with natural infection in the community."
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This study is a significant step towards an oral flu vaccine making it to market," David R. McIlwain, a senior research scientist at Stanford ...