Needle-free Gardasil on the way

Schoolkids may soon be able to have a needle-free intradermal HPV vaccination instead of the Gardasil ‘jab' after a successful pilot study of a novel jet delivery system for the vaccine.

A preliminary study involving 40 women found the HPV vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix were just as effective when given intradermally with a needle-free ‘Pharmajet' system as with the current intra-muscular needle delivery.

PharmaJet injectors use gas pressure to create