A recently discovered universal one time flu vaccine has entered the clinical trial stage.
Researchers of McMaster University created a new vaccine which can protect people from all kind of flu strains. . The vaccine is extremely beneficial for people who have not yet get a flu shot.
The Center of Disease Control and Prevention called it as an “immediate vaccination of flu”.
Mathew Miller, the lead author of the report discussed the advantages of universal flu shot. He stated that the new flu shot can effortlessly fight with all kinds of flu strain. It would avert the emergence of flu even in the case of mismatched. The best part is that the new flu vaccine can protect people for a long time period of 20 years.
The researchers performed a trial in order to determine the effectiveness of new universal flu vaccine. They compared the universal vaccine with a strain-specific vaccine. In the beginning, scientists discovered that universal flu vaccine is relatively less effective than the other vaccines. Therefore, scientists separately carried out a test. Surprisingly, the new vaccine showed promising result in its second test. It worked fairly better as compared to ordinary flu vaccines.
A few months ago, the World Health organization warned about the newly muted flu strain. The health agency of the United Nation reported that previous flu vaccine would be ineffective for the H2N3. Hence, the researchers started working on a new vaccine.
The report is described in detail in the Journal of Virology.