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Universal flu shot on the horizon, eliminating need for annual shots

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Universal Flu Vaccine Almost Ready

“Universal” flu shot is not too far off. Scientists are close to developing a vaccine that would treat all different strains of the flu, making annual flu shots unnecessary.

Flu viruses are able to mutate rapidly in response to new vaccinations, something that has forced doctors to develop new treatments for every flu season. But Dr. Francis Collins, head of the National Institutes of Health, told USA Today that he was "guardedly optimistic" about the prospects of developing an all-encompassing vaccine within the next five years.  Read more

Source: IBTimes - Health

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