A newly developed patch may eliminate the need for conventional vaccinations delivered in a shot. The new skin delivered vaccine patches are undergoing testing on hundreds of volunteers to test effectiveness. Current shots are not perfect and the U.S. government is hoping this patch may solve the problem current shots present. The patches may also be useful in times of epidemics like bird flu for mass vaccination.
The creators of the patch have even broader ideas for the product. They hope that one day a mail man could deliever the patch to your door eliminating the need for a trip to a doctor. Although previous experiments indicate this skin is able to absorb vaccines, this is the first test using patches to administer vaccines such as the flu vaccine. Years of testing lie ahead for the product the could revolutionize one aspect of the health industry.
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