Sin­gle jab hope for child­hood vac­cines

Yorkshire Post - - NEWS -

A multi-jab that could pack­age the whole range of child­hood vac­cines in a sin­gle in­jec­tion may be on the way.

US sci­en­tists are de­vel­op­ing a new method of con­tain­ing vac­cines in mi­cro­scopic sealed “cof­fee cups”. They are de­signed so that their “lids” de­grade at spe­cific times, al­low­ing the con­tents to spill out.

The tech­nol­ogy could lead to a col­lec­tion of vac­cines be­ing in­cor­po­rated into a sin­gle jab, in­clud­ing boost­ers that are re­leased af­ter a spe­cific time pe­riod.

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