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  • Development of a Universal Influenza Vaccine

    J Immunol. 2019 Jan 15;202(2):392-398. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1801054.
    Development of a Universal Influenza Vaccine.

    Estrada LD1, Schultz-Cherry S2.
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    The severity of the 2017-18 influenza season, combined with the low efficacy for some vaccine components, highlights the need to improve our current seasonal influenza vaccine. Thus, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases recently announced a strategic plan to improve current influenza vaccines and eventually develop a "universal" influenza vaccine. This review will highlight the many different strategies being undertaken in pursuit of this goal and the exciting advances made by the influenza community. There is no doubt that an improved influenza vaccine is on the horizon.
    Copyright 2019 by The American Association of Immunologists, Inc.

    PMID: 30617121 PMCID: PMC6327971 [Available on 2020-01-15] DOI: 10.4049/jimmunol.1801054