8 interesting facts about the flu vax patch

The recent announcement by US researchers that their microneedle influenza vaccine patch prototype has been given the thumbs up in a phase I trial has sparked renewed international interest in the technology.

With further development, its makers believe it will transform vaccination as we know it.

So, what’s the status?

We’ve summarised all the stuff you need to know here:

  1. The experimental patch was developed as an alternative to needle-and-syringe immunisation.
  2. It consists of 100 solid, water-soluble needles