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Universal flu Shots may be just around the corner.

University of Pennsylvania researcher says he created a one and done system vaccine that could fight For 20 influenza strains and last a patient’s lifetime, the school announced last week.

Dr. Scott Hensley, his team and the creators of the “multivalent” vaccine To establish immunity against all known flu strainsHowever, it is not meant as a replacement for the annual flu The researchers also explained how to take photos. their published paper. To combat the most severe strains, yearly shots are given. that year, but the university’s shot is intended to fight Next big thing flu pandemic.

“The idea here is to have a vaccine that will give people a baseline level of immune memory to diverse flu strains, so that there will be far less disease and death when the next flu pandemic occurs,” Hensley stated this in a statement.

The CDC estimates The flu Between 2010 and 2020, 52,000 people died annually.

Researchers used the same technology Moderna and Pfizer to create the COVID-19 shot. This is not a way to provide a “sterilizing” The universal effect on individuals flu vaccine It elicits a “memory immune response that can be quickly recalled and adapted to new pandemic viral strains,” The researchers agreed.

Hensley and his colleagues have had success testing the jab against mice even though the animals were not exposed. flu strains They are different to the shots they were given.

The jab could fight 20 influenza strains and last a patient’s lifetime.
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Dr. Scott Hensley
Hensley and his colleagues are interested in testing the jab on humans as part of clinical trials.
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The team plans to test the universal vaccine Soon, the human race will be able to access it.

The vaccine It is suitable for all ages. told the Philadelphia Inquirer that It is most effective when given to children.

“If the vaccine is given early in childhood, it may provide an initial blessing of induced immunity,” Hensley stated.