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February 26, 2014

Self-Administration of Flu Vaccine with a Patch May be Feasible, Study Suggests

Compared to a traditional flu shot, most people said they'd prefer self-vaccinating with an easy-to-use microneedle patch currently being developed by NIBIB grantee Mark Prausnitz, of Georgia Tech, and colleagues at Emory University and the CDC. This technology may help boost immunization rates, reduce flu-related deaths and hospitalizations, and lower costs for storing and administering vaccines. Read the full press release at

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